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by AngieR
Rated: 13+ · Poetry · Political · #2232065
A racism villanelle
Breathe remnants of burning night,
steaming nostrils burn and flare.
Blind are we with perfect sight.

Once I thought we were the light,
stumbling, mumbling our Lord’s prayer.
Breathe remnants of burning night.

Soon to face insidious plight,
nation serving foulest fare.
Blind are we with perfect sight.

Caught in vitriol and spite,
finding death in neighbor’s stare,
breathe remnants of burning night.

Turning cold, your jawline tight,
twisted, tortured, I despair.
Blind are we with perfect sight.

My skin’s ebony, yours white,
united lungs drink poisoned air.
Breathe remnants of burning night.
Blind are we with perfect sight.

19 lines
Villanelle
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