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Poem by Treasure Sheilds Redmond

Poem by Treasure Sheilds Redmond

Isaiah 38:1
by Treasure Sheilds Redmond

in 1882 the last colord rump sat
here on this capitol floor. now 3
black women come to clean house; droppd
from america’s lap, weand on fire, teeth
cut on lynch rope. our wheat straw
truth can not be denied. thus saith
the lord: set thine house in order.