Angels and Their Horses, 1985
Angels and Their Horses, 1985 (c) 2017  Estate of Purvis Young, Artists Right Society

for Purvis Young

communing without an intercessor
in an abandoned Overtown alley
calling wild horses of liberation
emancipating angels in a sea

that dances waves on the color line
blurring its harsh boundaries
to reveal the humanizing petition
of an autodidactic sinner

singing his redemption song

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