Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Preach Fire


the natural function of transformation is fear
the fear of falling
more likely deprived
vindictive against marriage
the myth of education
to be treated
like a servent
saith Basquiat
a slave
humiliated by the cops
wages of sin
a recipe
for a riot
inspiring
fear the
only way to
survive
white people
need to learn
love
of themselves
then all will
be liberated
we know how
sinisterly money is
made
the blood
is either
yours or theirs
makes me
wanna
get the
gun
the world
is White and
we are Black
The Great
White Judge
The Fear
of hope
we cannot
defend against
fear only
face them
the pimp
and the preacher
words are
the same
slain by the spirit of
guilt and fear
heaven would
not hear
me
through blindness
find salvation
how to break
the father
chord
freedom through isolation
and immobalization
the oneness
of worship
for me it was
Plato
ha ha,
tracts
suck
my goodness
very dualistic
he is me
not really
save the children
of Ham
so startling
to see good non-Christians
yep, the lack
of sensuality
in Xtianity
sleazy preachers
including
himself
yes, the blood
can't wash your
blackness
away
Yes. The
church of
hatred I
to know
(star)
we are
this is why
white hippies
love Baldwin
fear connected
to hope
connecting
evangelism
+
colonialism
and start speaking to Her

4 comments:

Michelle Puckett said...

what the F*UCK?! tai amri, this is uh-may-zing! the surprises are so surprising and the rhythm of short lines and the bible, O the bible!

favorite parts:

"how to break
...the father
chord"

&

"for me it was
Plato
ha ha,
tracts
suck
my goodness"

fear+hope+evangelism+colonialism. ending on these four. am ensnared in trying to figure out how the four interact...

xx

Sandhya said...

What are the odds you'd let me use this in the bulletin at FCCO this week?

Hannah said...

Speaking right to the soul! Thank you.

Elena said...

WOW BUTTON needed, for when I'm too amazed to say anything clever. LOVE THIS!