Monday, September 03, 2018

Half the Man I Used to Be

"You are a man
but you want to run away.
I will not run. I will not run,
although my grandfather used to say
that the English, Ålåta, and French are all hard fighters.

When they come, I will take a knife,
lie down under the bed,
and keep striking at them
until they kill me,
or until they're dead."
-An Alabama Native Circa 1700s

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