Machine

Nadia Washington


4:45

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Ugh
Breaking my back to keep status quo
Onset battle of the hearts mind
With results of stunted growth
No longer will I
Choose to feed machines
Who bolts and coils
Were made
By thieves
Working in a constant flow
The big machine
Depletes the richness
Of who we were meant to be
But I say NO
I will not be subject
To your control
Ugh
Push and Pull
Try to get your way with me
With mechanical advantage
As simple as deceit
Spewing black clouds of exhaust
The big machine chokes out the air
That fuels my dreams
I'm shadowboxing smoke
And mirror and the only thing I hit is me
But I say NO
I will not be subject
To your control
We are exhausted by the constant
Mining of our bone and marrow;
Blood fracking
While you chose to ordain caricatures
Poster boys and girls
To convince yourselves
You are giving us just due
Muscle fibers indistinguishable from cotton
Unwarranted by coincidence and careless gaze
Throwing another Emperor
Another Empress in your grinding will
Wailing Mothers,
Battle Cry,
Unfair Trade,
Swollen Nodules,
Brused Pride,
Bitter Realties,
Our bones may be cracked,
But we will do your bidding no longer!

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Written by: Dianne Reeves, Nadia Washington, Nadia Washington Washington, Terry Lynn Carrington

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