Ed Roberson



VII. African Ascendancy



ascendant an ancient
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