Our Programme for the future

January 18, 2012

There is a myth doing the rounds

That we no longer have a need
For a conscious revolution

There is a myth doing the rounds
That radical politics is reactionary
For a civilized population

There is a myth doing the rounds
That Black people have become racist
For a theory of evolution

There is a myth doing the rounds
That Black women are too angry
For a role of reproduction

There is a myth doing the rounds
That continental Africans are ready
For a project of neocolonization

There is a myth doing the rounds
That queers are poster children
For a large-scale demonisation

But this the programme for the future

We refuse to sing love songs
In the midst of hate crimes

And

Africa will no longer be a woman
Embodying fourth-nationalism

The programme for the future
Will entail the criteria for admission

And

By the time we are done with you
You will understand our need
For a revolution

In world beaten into submission
Warped by the vagueness of a prefix
Post-race
Post-sexism
Post-Black
Post-Patriarchy
As if the postcard in your post office box
Did not box me!

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