Can’t Help Myself

the best feeling

not being there

Quakers holding

rifles across the ice

a slave played by a white actress

how pathetic

never moved on from

prejudices in the past

hook-nose girl, our clothes

are now manufactured by slaves

not harvested,

obvious glances and

the token homosexual friend

laughter can cause murder

instead I’ll vomit blood on her pastel button-up shirt

8 replies on “Can’t Help Myself”

I watched a silent film of Uncle Tom’s Cabin from the 20s and yes a white woman played Eliza and they depicted a Quaker holding a rifle… It was absolutely ridiculous.

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