NYU Black Renaissance Noire NYU Black Renaissance Noire Volume 16.2: Fall 2016 - Page 58

in the beginning was the rat
they will lie to you consistently i will lie to you consistently
they will hide behind their lies to let their voices appear from nowhere i will lay my lies on the operating table lace their veins with light and let them glow like vermin
for in the beginning was the rat who made television in its image then the ghost of the rat then the song of the ghost of the rat then the sign of the song of the ghost of the rat
the rat is a domestic animal the way enslaved blacks were a sign of human organs bartered for gold
have you ever seen anyone eat gold or make love to gold carve a pretend sex organ from a dead shiny brick or imagine flesh could ever be that unalive anyone besides a banker
in plantation houses of the americas rats would get into the food legend has it that dark human property slipped things into the food of the white family or patriarch that raped murdered and tortured africans at will
most murders are domestic affairs committed by people who know the folks they want to kill the way a rat knows all the old signs of apocalypse have been willfully forgotten by its predators
certain rat predators will lie to you they will hide behind their lies so voices appear from nowhere the lie inside of the lie but i will lay my lies on the operating table to be x-rayed and made to glow like day
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