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John Samuel Tieman: Manifest

Downtown there’s this place
across from the Old Courthouse
just up from the river
a fashionable hotel

where the best folks disappear
into the evening
that’s where the slave pen was
the exact address isn’t important

nor is the bill of lading
here folks were sold where
real estate deals are made today
what America sells is a choice

who America sells is important
a family at a bargain rate


Copyright 2017 Johan Samuel Tieman

John Samuel Tieman is a poet, writer, and historian who lives in St. Louis, Missouri.
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kiener-plaza

Drury Plaza Hotel St. Louis At The Arch

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This entry was posted on January 16, 2017 by in Poetry, Social Justice and tagged , , , .
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