Updated: Jan 5, 2022
I grew up in the belly of the beast
Savannah, Georgia for me and mine was a wonderland
Of privilege and dishonorable gain
Wrought upon the backs of dehumanized slaves.
Today I watched the beast
Rise up and attack its own
In the form of a Senate building inhabited
Mostly by White Men and Women who serve their vileness..
Now the White Men
Are frightened because the beast
Has threatened them
In their halls of power.
Could it be that
Today for the first time
They smell the fear that
They and their ancestors used
To suffocate and subdue the enslaved?
Now they stand wizened
And contrite in their lies
Of earlier today which they
Spouted of a "rigged" election.
America please understand
That these liars do not care
For you or anyone
Other than their own power.
They beg to be allowed
Upon the altar of the Fat Red Man
Who lies to his constituents
As he laughs about their uncouth ignorance.
Take it from a Southerner
Who knows the soul of her birthplace
Which is an Eden of supernatural beauty
Inhabited by arbiters of cruelty and white supremacy.