Poem: Hungry Clouds
Does the sky have an appetite? It must have one...right? People pump pollution like the answer to salvation
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July 13, 2020
dark clouds in the sky
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Does the sky have an appetite?
It must have one…right?
People pump pollution like the answer to salvation

My cousin’s house has mornin smoke
And not the kind that grants you access to heaven
But the community must be as hungry as the sky

The way them clouds stick
No wonder the soil’s sick
Honestly…the sky never seemed hungry when full of rain clouds

Thunder and lightning now seem more antibodies responding to poison
At least then, for some moments, the poison gas stops
At least then, their pain rumbles the planet and the silent cries of soil spark fire

The sky asks why are they force fed fast food and misuse
Have they not contained your nutrients for life?
This is a 2-way suffocation

Your abuse, misuse, and desecration
We see it in the way y’all treat people
Black, Brown, and Poor folks live on land who’s toxicity level we’ve measured as equal

Should this be the final breath,
White folks, remember
The sky will always scream #BlackLivesMatter

Their pain is our pain and YOU can’t ignore us

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