RESisTing Since

Jamika Ajalon

RESisTing Since

 

we been resisting

since.

 

well before yr time

and from a time well before that

 

since before the first woman

made the first drum

 

that beat was resistance taking on ( a) sound.

 

we profound down spaces under foot

sprout spontaneous settlements of resistance

leave behind memory seeds

simultaneously galaxy high

go ask  (the voices that spoke ) sun ra

 

you think this backlash got slap?

well go all the way in

watch were we been

then where we at

 

go even further past smoke grenade amnesia

to  the stories  cyphered through blood and gene

 

need help with yr rememory?

go sit under a tree and listen

 

need help understanding the freedom dues

and as freedom does

go sit by a river and listen

 

 

we be resisting since.

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we got this

RESisTing Since