Ermias — Dedicated To Nipsey Hussle

May your legacy linger.

May you become more than

A stranded image

Relegated to t-shirts and brick walls

Easily erased

Easily covered over

Like dirty politics and

Bleached denim.

May the generations inhale the

Very letters of your words

Let them seep and settle

Like a welcomed guest

Only to exhale

The mission.


The baton


Now floating

somewhere between


God and Gods.


2 Comments Add yours

  1. hupsutupsu says:

    beautifully written. have been hearing all the spoken tributes to nipsey hussel on the radio (npr), hearing about his powerful impact on his community. i also hope that he doesn’t just become an image without meaning or a symbol that loses its power over time. good to read your poetry.


    1. Thank you! I hope so as well. Time will tell.

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