That New Millennium Dime: The Dime

That New Millennium Dime

A.Nzinga's Blog

That new millennium dime/

this one

a defining dime

like when you look back and see

you/got grown/learned sumthin/

this one was not hollow/ but it didn’t smell like an unill wind

you had to dig deep/shit got lost

hot buttered soul/the godfather of soul/ms. abbey

michael moon walked into immortality/we lost shit

rights/innocence/the ability to pretend ignorance/

descendants of stolen afrikans lost centuries of ground

and the house on it

we lost shit

stelly/graham/grant/tucker/

the hood is on fire

the cowboys have come to settle the land

in west oakland/south berkeley/east oakland/hunters point

easy access baby

you moved to antioch

fresno/

sacramento/

out to bay point/

the police and the army merged

dsa/hsa/fbi/cia/opd/hap/fu

skip to my motha killinnnnng lou

shoot you/ ya mama/ and ya baby cousin too/

need a muzzle on the army/on my street/

nasty buiznezz this dime

mask off

in the street/ do you hear me now/

talkin to you/ what time do you…

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About Ayodele Nzinga, MFA, PhD

I create; therefore I am.
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