By Land grants as gifts like Grace Acquired
Grand as stone-Southern Aristocracy- Plantations
Like mountains-Palatial Mansions overlooking Rivers.
Avenues of Ancient Live Oaks Implying
To be as Interminable as Virtue
Robot-like House Slaves In
Full Dress as Princes in polished Livery
Black and White as Eloquence
Field Slaves toil as mud men with women amongst Grain
Daylight ’til Evening
Clapboard Shacks stand-as bright as lead Avenues
Stand in crooked lines Whitewashed with rusty Nails.
Children play like happy flames in the fire Dust
Gentile ladies with dainty cubes upon silver, sip Absinth
Head-wrapped women like African Queens cook in bright in Sackcloth
In Leather rooms with mirrors like Goliath, the Gentlemen use Hashish
Generations like ours recount, continue, as house cats- Accustomed
The traces remain, Hidden in bright Memory
Land-grant Families own the Evolution.
(A privilege among us and A shame upon us born with silver spoons.)