I look at the world
From awakening eyes in a black face—
And this is what I see:
This fenced—off narrow space  
Assigned to me.
 
I look then at the silly walls
Through dark eyes in a dark face—
And this is what I know:
That all these walls oppression builds
Will have to go!
 
I look at my own body  
With eyes no longer blind—
And I see that my own hands can make
The world that’s in my mind.
Then let us hurry, comrades,
The road to find.
 
Source: Poetry (January 2009).

#AmericanWriters Source: Poetry (January 2009).

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