May 8, 2015

Elephant vs, Tigar

Made in 400 years of racist suppression,

now only 150 years of Black decompression, 

a mental time machine envisioning a future

after this seemingly endless war.

I emerge from the black-hole of 

white supremacy in a quantum leap, 

Dark Matter compressed into an atomic 

fusion of ancestral revolutionary 


Black Lives Matter! Opposing the white 

noise of indifference and cultural 

ambience of dominance that some 

continue to believe is inherited like 

a genetic aberration. The dialectics 

of our existence, the unity and struggle 

of opposites, forges magnetic polarization 

as humanity seeks the universal norm 

bridging a new reality from a violent 


I do not damn the heavens, being blessed 

with tragedy testing my resolve like an 

Afrikan elephant defeating the hunger of a 

Bengal tiger. An elephant who remembers 

the triumphs of revolutions defeating 

the avarice of capitalist-imperialism. 

Finding solace within the madness, 

grappling with the contradictions 

like a mathematical equation solution 

formulaic revelation putting theory 

into practice as did Che, Castro, 

Cabral and Carlos. 

Just one hundred and fifty years since 

the Thirteenth Amendment, Reconstruction 

and the Black Codes, followed by Jim Crow 

and COINTELPRO, now Racial Profiling and 

Mass Incarceration, Police Violence a reminder 

of Slave Patrols, how long will ths war go 


April 2015

Jalil A. Muntaqim

Attica, NY State


Write to Jalil:

Anthony J. Bottom #77A4283

Attica Correctional Facility

P.O. Box 149

Attica, NY 14011-0149

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