Isaac Basaya


Isaac Basaya Poems

1. From The Ground Up 4/4/2012
Best Poem of Isaac Basaya

From The Ground Up

black seed refined from her organs of conception
growing without dread of lethal contraception
tearing through life's gate to inhale
first, the warmth of the air, like a whale
jumping out of the blue ocean wave
he is a young seed brave

a young seed so brave
not one from the age of slaves
but liberated in birth to freedom free
chanting emancipation with glee
from the ground up as a root
of a maroela stem rising its summer fruit

from the ground up with pride
that he is knowledge blissful defined
with ancestral sanction, growing ...

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