Happy Juneteenth

Happy Juneteenth

On June 19th 1865
we heard the chime of freedom
2 years of sweet reluctant truth…
reached enslaved ears in Galveston, Texas

elation soared in tow with archangels
and they blew a golden trumpet for us
beyond the frightful barks of German Shepard’s
bullet shells and exuberant hymns
was still peace…

no more relying on the dense green forest tapestry
to hide obsidian silhouettes
unearth the rusty nail,
take down the auction block

we cry freedom
running from the desolate tear of oblivion
we cry freedom
from the center of nothing and everything
we still cry freedom…


By Ayesha Montgomery

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