We post Middle Passage, post slavery, post Jim Crow, post assassin 60’s Black folks,
Float through this world on a canopy of comfort and selfishness, infused with materialism and
Keepingupwiththejonesesism. Some knowingly, others in ignorance.
A canopy weakly perched above the sacrifices of our ancestors.
Their dignity, their languages, their blood, their names, their freedom, their culture, killed off!
Doing what they had to do, whether it was “steppin and fitchin” or rising up in revolt.
Envisioning a tomorrow where their legacy could live not enslaved, yet free.
And free we are today!
Although we are not living up to our responsibility to make SURE those whose bloody footprints we traipse in, didn’t sacrifice and die in vain.
Fortify the canopy!