Crossroads

hovering in a crossroads

uncertainty giving lift to conditioned bodies

shall we not fly?

mother oaks humming over offspring

shady comforts

bronze and iron findings along fragrant trails

where is home?

reaving ore near dusk

tools unfit to shackle us

still us shackled

make way

 

During Black History Month, this blog will honor people who demonstrated critical elements of the Black / African experience with commemorative poems. This poem draws inspiration from the work of Distinguished Professor of Law Kimberlé Crenshaw whose critical theory on the intersections of social identities crystalizes how social identities interact in the socio-political sphere (and more importnantly, our every day lives).

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