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Mikaylah Simone

Recipe for A Slave

Preheat antebellum plantation
Under 100 degrees of southern heat
Add one part capitalist society
Pour in slave ships
With tens of millions of African people
Finely dice countless families
And separate daily
Carefully strip away
Language, culture and religion
Sift in shackles
Whip and beat vigorously
Slowly mix in murder, rape
And castration
Stuff with strange fruit
Set for 400 years
Garnish with self-contempt,
Materialistic desire,
And white-collar jobs
Once urbanized
And socially conditioned

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Denomination

A world estranged
Ingrained in uncertainty
As sanctified effigies
Cry tears of blood
When holy men
Rape Nuns to purge
Their desires

Flipping pages to memorize phrases
Of a hundred lesser gods

The foundation
Of denomination
Is confusion
Without resolution
As Parsons seek
Carnal pleasures
From altar boys

Flipping pages to memorize phrases

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