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Saturday, June 25, 2005


Ten Years After
The Million Man March

by Alicia Benjamin-Samuels

Hush and
raise your right hand.
“I (say your name) pledge to …”
love and never abuse and never
misuse the children for sexual pleasure.

Have you
told the pimps your
The little girls are
twitching and shaking from the
touch of satanic dogs who
like to lick the wild
sweet dreams of our

Alicia Benjamin-Samuels is a poet and performer who lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her family. Her poems have been published in London's X Magazine, Black Arts Quarterly, WarpLand, Philadelphia's Open City: A Journal of Community Arts and Culture, Yale University's Black Ivy, and Web zines: The Eintouist and Her poem “The Way of a Lover” was featured in's 2005 Art of Love exhibit.