“Burkina Faso” by Hulliams Kamlem

On the trail of a never-ending doom
A million-people-march
Brown faces of hunger
In the midst of one Halloween
That screams
Freedom
Roll up the sleeves
Free to be
Out of a mammoth slumber
Free

Two million bare feed
Assailing out of the unclouded chant
Many billions childlilke dreams
To make any rainbow
Bow
In reverence

The hail is sudden as it wraps Chicago in quietude
Tuesday is November 4
Another day to revamp the fire and ask resentment for a dance
Rent is due today
The trains are filled with tired people who haven’t dreamt for a long time
In the head, a new dawn is humming
Humming, humming…Yes, humming.

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