It is so disingenuous it’s strenuous,
the Animus that comes at us
The history of lies that fly, from the lips of these animals.
Propaganda of the antebellum,
an act of benevolence, and good for them
Pure evil in its conception
they weaponized our complexion.
Art by Darryan Cornwall
I decided to post something on my blog to commemorate Black History Month. The theme being Resistance, resonated with my Caribbean upbringing, as the only successful slave revolt of the pre-abolition era, happened in Haiti.
Ms. Terveen Gill, the wonderful editor at MasticadoresIndia, has been very supportive of writers and poets from across the globe, and was happy to share my first attempt at poetry – Weaponized Complexions – with her audience.
The artist, Darryan Cornwall, is a medical student, and worked on the art for this project in between his studies. I thank him for his effort to produce something so masterful. You can follow him on Instagram @darryancornwall
To finish reading the rest of my poem, please go to MasticadoresIndia and please consider supporting this fabulous magazine by subscribing, liking and following! Thank you so much.
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