Forced Fertility

Like the great continent,

That is the origin of all mankind,

The mighty back

Seemed to spread for miles

Under the southern sun.The crack of the whip

Bore deep into the thick, black skin,

Causing blood to erupt from the depths

Of the most sacred and spiritual

Child of Earth.

The sweat which flowed

Across the backbone of this country

Settled deep within the sores,

And-like grease frying in a hot iron skillet-

The pain burned,

Causing undeserved tears.

This union

Of Life’s bodily fluids

Seeped slowly into the soil

Of stolen, yet fertile grounds.

And from this forced fertility

This nation, called America, was born.



by Phillip McCullough Jr.

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