Niggas Speak of Rivers

Dreams of rivers spoken have been deferred alongside applications to the institution of our histories, so
our youth are without the context
for their people's continued enslavement,
which prevents them from obtaining
the content necessary to free
us. Thus,
generations are lost and
carried by the undertow of rivers
that are no longer explored,
no longer sought after and
no longer spoken of, so

I weep

not to replenish the water source,
but in hopes of flooding streams
that will then push our children
from rest
in creek beds and onto banks
where they will be found by you and I
and begin to speak of rivers

like Langston once did.