The built bodies behind the metal bars
costs more than thousands of gold and silver.
Priceless, because it's free labor.
Mass incarceration of black men
Picked out from the street
at the mercy of the courts' feet.
of slavery days
with the first ship of African slaves---
The built bodies within the ships
costs more than a thousand words from the lips.
Priceless, because it was a free trip.
There are more black prisoners right now
than there are slaves in 1850!
The War on Drugs
was a war against black bodies!
Privatized to be the continuation of slavery.