Today marks the day my ancestors
Learned that they were finally free two years after the law passed
what it must have felt like after all
that suffering, to know that they fought for their freedom
It sickens me inside to know that we
still aren’t fully free, that the good news still hasn’t reached us
But when I think of my people celebrating
today- I remind myself that I will
have joy, I will have rest, I will heal
the trauma within my blood
that freedom will be