NYU Black Renaissance Noire Winter 2014 - Page 15

At this age, change seemed absurd to some They sat in a confusion as the streets grew to life Amazed at the way the sun looked new Ululate one time She told her neighbor Let your voice be heard in this strange new throng Who thought the old could live to see this far Let our shudder rise on high 13 BLACK RENAISSANCE NOIRE When the news reached home The village was alive with fire And all the children raised dust with their feet