HerStory altar Oppositional Gaze by Lavett Ballard
What I think she sees is the aftermath.
After the slaves were emancipated
lynchings were common.
After the first black president
Americans elected Trump.
After Barbara Jordan came Jim Tallis
and Tom DeLay.
After Oprah became one of the richest
women in the world, Murdoch and Ailes
established FOX News.
I wonder if she sees the afterlife
if death is the great equalizer
we don’t live up to that truth.
I wonder if after seeing her gaze
what will happen.