--for the Council of African-American Students
books and politicians cannot sand down the stone-smoothe
ebony--the hand carved history scribed on our skin and
in our hearts and eyes.
chemicals and dams cannot usurp the black tides of the
brothers and sisters, i see the west moon in your eyes,
the rivers torrenting in your blood and the promise of
kings, queens, and prophets in your souls.
burn on sweating sun. shine on stone-smoothe ebony skin
Last update: 10 May 2000