Hurricane (In Honor of Trayvon Martin)

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Black Lives Matter.


It has been four years
since he tried to etch
the midnight out of your skin
Mistook your hoodie for a bullseye
Thought if he hit you red
Then you'd be less black
Less boy
More thing to throw
to arctic wolves in a hashtag
And I am so tired
of reading these poems
I'm tired of writing
these poems too
Of how your name
feels like tongue
to concrete still to me
you are gone
but it still feels
like all the air is
escaping this room
this country
Something in our teeth
must been made of stone
because we swallow all of them
and they fall the pits of our stomachs
every time as we cry out your name
and still we try to move forward
but still it feels like being wedged
between a rock and a hard place
and some of us choose
to stay still because of this
and the stillness becomes silence
and the silence turns into a noose
But I promise
I won't the djembe drum in the
back of my throat forget its
sheet music when my voice does
Your name
Still be my riot, Trayvon
Still be all my revolution and revelation

And someday,
I promise we will be seen as golden
black boys can be more than just
black and boy
Our mouths won't be slapped
as if we are bruised fruits
in need of devouring and disposal

there is a flood coming
A hurricane with your name on it
And I'm not sure if it's
going to be entirely peaceful
And to be honest
I'm not sure if it should be

The water is rising
Our faith is swimming
The pain is sinking
But we're still breathing (x4)

a hurricane's coming
with your name on it
your name on it

a hurricane's coming
with your name on it
Your name on it


from B A P T I S M, released August 15, 2016
Produced By: Billy Burke, Amanda Lipski, KiNG
Written By: KiNG
Vocals: Niki Black (lead), Michael Nelder, Amanda Lipski, and KiNG
Piano: Niki Black



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