Whose Story of Us We Is Told Is Us
Brother is we is each of us we ghosts Brother of white folks we don't never known us brother we Because we never doesn't fits Nowhere we brother doesn't fits in bodies Our bodies we is always walking leaking like a ghost can't be a body in one place But every eyes / Catches and pulls at it Like every eyes in any white folks is another Hole in our bodies Brother / Is we is never known them close Up close whose ghosts we brother leaking is Whose story of us we is told is us is water in a fist Brother we not the fist we not the water we the thirst
Copyright © 2011 by Shane McCrae. Used with permission of the author.
Shane McCrae is the author of six poetry collections, including The Gilded Auction Block (Farrar, Straus and Giroux).
Date Published: 2011-09-28
Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/whose-story-us-we-told-us