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Rated: E · Poetry · Contest Entry · #1477425
despite our inherent racism Obama is elected
The First Lady Fist-Bumps

Mrs. Obama's hands
are not Aunt Jemima's,
content to stir the batter,
make pancakes for the master.

Hers lie closer to the bone
of Sister Soujourner Truth,
who asked in defiance,
"Ain't I a woman, too?".

Before the inauguration
she fist-bumps her husband.
as he raises his hand
to take the oath of office,

We uncross our fingers
raise our hands to the sky
and America begins
to tell another story.


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