Dynamite Hill

grown men
sprayed fire hoses
on small children.
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
in the nineteen sixties.

Lamont Lilly is an independent journalist, Black radical activist, poet and community organizer based in Durham, North Carolina. In 2016, he was the Workers World Party U.S. vice-presidential candidate. Follow him on Twitter @LamontLilly Read other articles by Lamont.