EdilMayHampsen

United States

Preserve your words.

Message from Writer

You have to ask yourself if It's more worth being good or having fun.
I know what I've chosen!

Non-reflective

June 26, 2020

brown skin: collects more heat
with a plan to give it off again,
sweat-slick in slums

commuting, booting their way through
coal dust and black air
rooting into concrete like an affair;

rolling in droves into the cities,
in the shadows of skyscrapers,
where reside the dry, white, elite;

working for two dollars a day,
and a bonus of one explosive tragedy
per year in Bangladesh;

callused finger spin cotton
and acrylic into denim
dyed with indigo and blood;

and mark matte monograms
onto X branded tee-shirts
over the pretty word "Liberation"

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8 Comments
  • ect.13

    This is incredible! Great imagery and an amazing sense of flow and rhythm. Congrats on getting featured :)


    4 months ago
  • BeTheChange18

    Such a beautiful piece to read! Your imagery purely shines through every sentence!


    4 months ago
  • Bhavya's Treasure (Bewitching Tombstone #Queenie's Halloween)

    "Liberation"
    The last word just stands in total contrast to what they actually crave for!
    The lines describing them going to work reminded me of District 12 people in Hunger Games.
    Beautiful poetry , congratulations for getting featured! :)


    4 months ago
  • inanutshell

    love how you've managed to make the second half of the poem so subtly direct. perfectly defines the prompt and the cognitive dissonance of our society. congrats on getting featured!!


    4 months ago
  • And_The_Stars_Laughed

    Wow, this was an incredible piece!! Your imagery is so vivid, and the message here is very compelling -- it left me breathless! Also, congratulations on being featured!


    4 months ago
  • ElsaRee

    This is amazing!


    4 months ago
  • black_and_red_ink

    Amazing poem. I like how you looked at the intersection of race and climate justice globally. Your imagery gave me chills. "Dyed with indigo and blood."


    4 months ago
  • sunny.v

    oh, this is just lovely and a right delight to read. your imagery blew my mind :]


    4 months ago