“At Lincoln’s Feet,” by Leslie Samuel Charles Amison
At Lincoln’s Feet
By Leslie Samuel Charles Amison #BL2372
Rockview State Prison,
Bellefonte, PA 16823
I am at Lincoln’s feet;
But I am everywhere.
I burn by my own energy.
I light up that memorial–
I look at my own slavery;
And I see the protesting gesture.
Then, I burn and burn–
To the very essence of being.
They say, I am a child.
But I am the gesture of all poets,
The very center
Of the globular word.
Take my protest and live by it.
To the last hungry reader
Willing to take us out of bondage.
For we are light.
Gone for journeys no others would dare.
Sparkling and Fuming
To the last breath that consumes us all.