– blood uncharted –

It lays within my bloodline,

my makeup,

my not-so-sturdy tree.

African-American…

Afro-Puerto Rican…

Native American…

some kind of European.

My families discuss it every so often,

then it’s back to their present,

keeping the little of the past we know at bay.

Is it shame? Uncertainty? Carelessness?

Shouldn’t our blood be boiling for curiosity over

these family fires?

~

~

D.J. Whisenant

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