What if Jesus was black?


What if Jesus was black as 

“in the beginning” 

sky gardens,  

planting full moons

and souls

and blessings in 

Eden and 

kosher gall nut ink 

on Torah scrolls ?

What if His hands were dark as 

blood dried whips

on a cross 

where He didn’t ask to be hung?

What if His feet were black 

as coffin nails

bursting 

out of humanity’s heart

defying 

the grave to 

steal 

His world 

kicking 

death 

in the teeth 

with 2 black heels?

What if when He was on the cross

the sky was torn in half 

so  the world would remember 

black skies 

“and in the beginning” words?

What if the Word became flesh as

dark as gall nut Torah?

What if Love fell from the heavens like    

black checkers 

jumping over oppression, 

resentment 

and X-marks-the-spot power trips?

What if He spoke to the world 

through Martin Luther

King-Me

speeches?

What.  

If. 

Jesus. 

Was. 

Black?

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