Dynamite Hill

grown men
sprayed fire hoses
on small children.
governors
dropped bombs
on wooden churches.

they say god
was well and alive
back then
yet klansmen
ruled the world.

this was the world
they called
Birmingham
in the nineteen sixties.

Lamont Lilly is a contributing editor with the Triangle Free Press, Human Rights Delegate with Witness for Peace and organizer with Workers World Socialist Party. He resides in Durham, N.C. Follow on him Twitter @LamontLilly. Read other articles by Lamont.