Old Miss

Lowering the Confederate Flag

By: - Oct 28, 2015


Old Miss

Old Miss
Gave up on the state flag
Banned from campus
Confederate heritage
Dies hard
Visiting Natchez
Easter weekend
How ironic
Death and resurrection
Those gracious mansions
Built on the backs of slaves
So beautiful and horrific
The rage
Beneath the surface
Contempt from a waiter
Slapping the food down
Service with a sneer
Southern hospitality
Scent of magnolias
The burning flesh
Memory of the lash
Boy fetch me
This or that
Make it quick y’all
If you be so kind
Nina’s anthem
Wrenching our guts
Now more than ever
Mississippi Goddam