American History by Michael S. Harper

In addition to Poetry Corner Wednesdays, for the month of February in honor of Black History Month, I will be sharing poetry from black poets through history and current history. Please feel free to share any of your favorites in the comments section.

American History by Michael S. Harper

Those four black girls blown up

in that Alabama church

remind me of five hundred

middle passage blacks,

in a net, under water

in Charleston harbor

so redcoats wouldn’t find them.

Can’t find what you can’t see

can you?




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