Poem of the Week – DABADDABUNINNA

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Never forgetting memories
of yesterday’s agonies
still lingering in my
physicalness,
bodies drained of their blood,
thunder sounds of whips
cracking against black flesh—
I piss/I shit
“DABADDABUNINNA!’’Bleed/bleed/bleeding
flesh seperation
lips held together
salt in blood
agony cry
souls                      dying;
death/death/death
calling
“DABADDABUNINNA”

Crying away love
creating new evils;
I think like the whip
I move like the whip
I piss
in tears                  and
blood;
I hate the whip
and those who use it.

Never will I stop crying
yesterday’s memories will
always linger

I see it today in my
black flesh
DABADDABUNINNA

-Mutabaruka

Source: http://bombmagazine.org/article/743/four-poems

More about the poet: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mutabaruka

Image Credit: https://twitter.com/mutabaruka_ja

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