Poetry

January 23, 2018 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

By

Grant Guy

 

 

 

On Watching Chasing Trane

 

 

The first time

The first time

The very first time

 

& God knows not the last time

 

I had a hard time to forgive my race was

The Birmingham Church bombing

That took the life of 4 young girls

 

I don’t think I have forgiven my race.

 

And the bodies keep piling up

In the name of a white man

In the name of a white God

In the name of a white dollar

 

 

 

 

 

Grant Guy

Grant Guy is a Winnipeg, Canada, poet, writer and playwright. Former artistic director of Adhere + Deny. His writings have been published in Canada, the United States, Wales, India and England. He has three books published. He was the 2004 recipient of the MAC’s 2004 Award of Distinction and the 2017 recipient of the WAC’s Making A Difference Award.

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