Duality of Historic and Modern Black Women (Based off of a photo of Elizabeth Eckford -- see my original painting below)

Duality of Historic and Modern Black Women

 

-- 1957

 

Books, carassed in her arm,

Elizabeth, pressed on.

The tinted glasses could not keep her from harm.

Her entire disposition became withdrawn.

 

-- 2018

 

She stares at the photo,

There is something so familiar.

Though times have changed their voices echo,

as the energy of the photo grew stronger.

 

 

 

This poem is about: 
My country
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