Golden Shovel to the God of Bloodshed

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Title

Golden Shovel to the God of Bloodshed

Description

A poem by Jermaine Thompson

Creator

Thompson, Jermaine

Date Available

2021

Subject

Months--Poetry
Poetry

Language

en-US

Type

text

Format

JPG 63.8 KB
PDF 103 KB

Identifier

Jermaine Thompson_Golden Shovel.jpg
Jermaine Thompson_Golden Shovel.pdf

Is Part Of

Bully's Bards: Celebrating the Poets of Mississippi State Uuniversity, Mississippi State University Libraries.

Source

Thompson, Jermaine

Rights

Copyright protected by Jermaine Thompson. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries

Scripto

Transcription

Note on transcription: This transcription may not reflect the poetic form established by the poet. Please refer to the PDF file of this poem available in the Files section for proper formatting.


Golden Shovel to the God of Bloodshed

Who numbers our heads / who blood-washes us white / rummages us / wheat from chaff / I’m
down here waiting / on you to spit & mud the eyes / of certain candescent sapiens / those rooting
for a platinum-&-plenty You // There’s rumor of war / in Heaven / of some angels lobbying for
an end to death / bed conversion / to coattail goin’-up / tales of a smoke-filled memo / says every
else who come / got to bear a BART pass / a loosie / or a hot-comb scar / must be lead-plugged body
/ a barbwire jaw / a Diddy-bop / re-mastered / must have survived / being born again / Black.

Files

Collection

Citation

Thompson, Jermaine, “Golden Shovel to the God of Bloodshed,” Mississippi State University Libraries, accessed February 27, 2021, http://msstate-exhibits.libraryhost.com/items/show/1243.