Michael Steven Harper


American History - Poem by Michael Steven Harper

Those four black girls blown up
in that Alabama church
remind me of five hundred
middle passage blacks,
in a net, under water
in Charleston harbor
so redcoats wouldn't find them.
Can't find what you can't see
can you?


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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 20, 2003



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