A Dream Deferred, 2015

Deferred… no longer

I.

Invaded,
Assaulted,
Corralled,
Shackled,
Kidnapped.

Dehumanized,
Crammed,
Shipped,
Enslaved,
Exploited.

“Freed”,
Indentured,
Tricked,
Caricatured,
Betrayed.

Lynched,
Targeted,
Humiliated,
Demeaned,
Railroaded.

Profiled,
Slandered,
Patronized,
Marginalized,
Brutalized.

Stopped,
Frisked,
Bullied,
Clubbed,
Incarcerated.

Scapegoated,
Feared,
Hunted,
Shot,
Murdered.

II.

Unbroken,
Inspiring,
Beautiful,
Hopeful,
Determined.

Empowered,
Enlightened,
Enraged,
Exuberant,
Righteous.

Expectant,
Motivated,
Fierce,
Inspired,
Creative.

Followed,
Revered,
Emulated,
Adored,
Celebrated.

Marketed,
Re-branded,
Spun,
Portrayed,
Stereotyped.

Watched,
Heard,
Misrepresented,
Misunderstood,
Underestimated.

Resilient,
Resistant,
Rising,
No longer…
Deferred.