Nobody wants to be blocked
In front of the gate of Heaven
Even the worst criminals, on the block
For a pass, cringe, mourn and yearn.
Nobody wants to be black
Bruised, discolored and brown
But one day, all will be as dark
As the charcoal at early dawn.
Under many feet of dirt
Spoiled, powerless, helpless and rotten
Without visible pants or skirt.
We’ll be twins in the dungeon
After realizing that we’re brothers
And sisters, at the mercy of countless critters.
Copyright © December 2021, Hébert Logerie, All rights reserved
Hébert Logerie is the author of several books of poetry.