reading between the lives and writing between the lines, XXVIII
at the street corner a black man
with a crown of thorns
FYI: Ls 2&3 allude to "Black Jesus." Black theology envisions Jesus Christ as one who stands on the side of the oppressed people, blacks, and is one with them, over against the oppressor.
Added: reading between the lives and writing between the lines, XXIX
strips down to his underwear ...
in dim streetlight
this drug search lays bare
his scarred black body
Added: This Brave New World, LVI
a hijab-free teen on top
of a traffic pole
FYI: In Iran, the "hijab and chastity" law requires women and girls over the age of 9 to wear a headscarf in public.