Sanctified: Chapter 3- Don’t Bother

Sedequa could not wait to see the
“Monsters of the Congo” as the news
Was dubbing them. White people of old
Left statues of naked men and tits
That receive respect and praise but when
    Africans build creative and awe
    Inducing masterpieces, they’re seen
    As monstrous and frightening, she thought,
    But as Sedequa explored the more
    Than eight dozen stone sculptures with wings
And meticulously designed scales
And claws and fangs she couldn’t help but feel
Slightly intimidated by the
Art of ancient peoples, she was struck
With a strange feeling of abandon.
    “They’re quite something, arent’t they,” a man asked,
    His dark eyes and brown skin glistening
    In the light from the windows of the
    Museum. “Breathtaking,” Sedequa said.
    “I couldn’t miss the grand opening,”
        He continued, “Same with you?” She smiled
        And said, “They remind me of someone
        I used to know.” The man grinned and said,
        “They must be a magical person.”
        Sedequa would have smiled again,
If the screeching had not filled her ears.

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