LOOK AT GOD

"Though much is taken, much abides;and though
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are."
Alfred Lord Tennyson. "Ulysses"
 

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Look at god
when you see him sing
from the sanctity
of his coal black flesh

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Look at god
when her hands fumble for the visa that she does not have

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Look at god
As she twists your curls into braids older than sacrament and scripture

Look at god
as he mangles a colonized tongue
with AN accent
TOO PROUD TO HIDE

look at god
As she turns dust, ruin and history
into Standing ovations & gold

LOOK AT GOD
AS HE REFLECTS
YOUR EVERY HUE

LOOK AT GOD
AS HE RIDES SHOTGUN
IN YOUR CHARIOT
THROUGH
COTTON FIELDS AND CORPORATE AMERICA

LOOK AT GOD
AS SHE LOVINGLY
LAYS WASTE
TO ALL YOUR ENEMIES
and self-doubt

Look at God
And remember
who
you are
 

"LOOK AT GOD"

Photography: Joshua Kissi
Models: Elanor Grace Bock, Mohamed Ouedraogo, Lawrence Annunziata, Nana Yaa,
Make Up Artist: Alana Wright
Creative Direction + Copy by Walé Oyéjidé