Black Phoenix

The products of a union
likely based in a most savage
and heartless institution,
leaves the victims to salvage
the outcome to raise decent humans
once rights are somewhat established.

Birth records are unkempt or absent
by business practice and convention,
though intercourse was rampant
sans consent, and no…



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Joel A. Johnson

Joel A. Johnson


Family man, & creative who enjoys karaoke, poetry, & balance sports (skating & skiing). I focus on social justice. Writes for The Lark, AfroSapiophile, WEOC