Natasha MaginleyFrancis

Rookie (August 24th / Antigua)

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STRANGE FRUIT

STRANGE FRUIT

From this tree I hang, motionless
Like a dry leaf I hang, lifeless
A fruit like no other I am
A fruit that resembles the black man

I am often called strange
Perhaps it’s because I am
Or perhaps it’s because of who I am
Or maybe it is because of what I am

I hang from this tree, motionless
Like a dry leaf I hang, lifeless
A strange fruit, I am
Simply because I am a black man

Some say I have no core,
I do not have a seed
So perhaps, just by chance
I am a “strange fruit” indeed

The juice that seeps from me
Is ...

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