Taylor Lauren Davis is a black American poet, attorney, and retired nurse. She is a graduate of Howard University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Her works have appeared in Poet Lore, Button Poetry, Rust + Moth, and elsewhere. Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Davis is a proud Southerner. Follow Taylor on Instagram and Twitter.
—for my oppressors
I believe in hell
Even more than I believe in heaven
It is difficult
To imagine a realm of light
Makes perfect sense
Weedy details of grace & mercy
Sound gospel should clear the way
Like the metal tongue of a scythe
Cutting down a dry
& soulless field
The wicked have sown
Now, let them reap.
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