bad seed sprout, tendril spoiled of nutrition
family trees rotten still
seed spat from crooked mouths
same as lies that kill
Black men women children
generations of white filthy picnic goers
vile watchers
spawn in tow smile ignorant
stolen pieces
thieves of lives, limbs, histories

bad seed
adopted
adapted
spread far and wide

bad seed spilled
into deep blue wool
across the house floor
from lecterns
behind closed chambers
between hollow bible pages

invasive unrestrained
by southern fenceposts
poisoned ancestral trees

lethal branches, leaves, buds
alive today

Today.

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Syd Graves

Not portraying this world better than it is. If you’re alive, you’re political. Opinion. IG @itisgrave & Twitter @itisgrave Syd is my pseud here.