“In Case You Forgot, I Am Not Your Negro” (for James Baldwin)

Anastacia-Reneé, a two-time Pushcart nominee, penned this achingly timeless prose.

American author James Baldwin.
American author James Baldwin.
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america
i am not
interested
in being
your little fish
your pond
your net
your wade
in the water
i am not
interested
in your bait
or the way
you casually
breach my
gutted future
upon my
mothers
dismembered
land

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