Who Colored Your Scream?

by J Rice

As they burnt your black body to a blacker cinder, 
you screamed out the name of a rabbi 
who curst a fig tree because it could not, 
and did not produce fruit out of it's season. 
You burnt to death anyway- of course, 
and the fig tree is said to have withered away. 

Biblical scholars have yet to ascertain 
if the fig tree screamed in the process. 
Who colored your scream- nigger? 

Who dressed your soul? 

Who Colored Your Scream? by J Rice

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