NOT ALL OF US ART HERE BUT WE SEE EACH OTHER, 2020

Kevin Beasley

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On View in Gallery 373

Rituals of resilience as a sedative
A road map to the heaven sent / Black intelligence
From the past tense / to the relevant
Take wit no consent / like the HeLa cells
/ In unmarked graves / where our leaders’ dwell
Ancestors as tour guides / lead us well
/ This is what you make it / heaven and hell
/ Depending how you dwell and excel
Clientele plus personnel / never fail

Not all of us are here / but we see each other
Not all of us are here but we need each other
Not all of us are here / but we see each other
Not all of us are here but we need each other
Lyrics by Chaka Mkali, “Towards newer galaxies,” from the album Rituals of Resilience

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