Ed Roberson

Excerpt: 

 

VII. African Ascendancy

 

 

ascendant an ancient
use
for ancestor

 

mine ancestor is
seen upon my skin
a light that color is

 

upon the surface

 

mine is an African
ascendancy in sight
at sight a burn

 

If yours were
the eye of the sky
what would the source

 

be of

 

your look upon me,
what would it grow,
what would its color be?

 

How do you burn?

 

 

 

 

from —Voices Cast Out to Talk Us In