The Moya View

Tag: slavery

  • Harriet (A Movie Poem)

    Harriet (A Movie Poem)

    1. The biggest tree exists to neither swing nor sway, doesn’t wait for a strong wind to emancipate it from roots, to be turned into freedom papers to be torn up by the master. – The swing was created by the master, to exist until the limb snaps and the sway of blood to earth…

  • Daguerreotype Of a Little Black Girl

    Daguerreotype Of a Little Black Girl

    She was almost as white as ivory and more valuable than ebony. A pale diamond of abolitionists dreams draped in a plaid trimmed dress with lace, curls surrounding her face like any other plantation girl. – She exists at the edge of color at the point when light could be captured as day edges into…