last night was mlk

last night was mlk
last night i had a dream
this morning was a nightmare
that my dream was yet unseen
i hear voices in my heart
i dont know what they mean
but i understand the truth
yes i understand the scene

yes i understand the amazon
understand that Amazon
understand the ancient days of planning in advance are gone
understand the bassline in the back of my dreamlands are gone
take my hand and show me that the days of my romance are gone

woke up with a bassline that i sold to comcast for a dime
heard them play it back to me online for dollar ninety-nine
sickness in my chest is back
sickness in my heart is black
black is not the sickness its the witness to the sickness
its the nurse the judge the jury
but the jury’s hung with fury

last night was mlk
last night i had a dream
this morning had a nightmare
that i was too blind to see
the sickness in my chest that says i am too old too weak
the sickness in my mind that says to wake up to defeat
but who wants to stay woke when i can dream

put me on repeat
put me on instagram
put me inside another box
to make all my demands
the voices in my head are back
voices in my head are black
saul and james and all the names
that spilled their ink upon this track

now i’m flowing mentally
think environmentally
penmanship is dying my handwriting aint whats meant to be
chicken scratch is braver than the ascii that i labor with
labor is the saviour that has left its marx on all our kids
kids in gig economies
kids that like astrology
kids hope for lobotomies
these kids that love technology
im not from the streets i have to lyft to where i gotta be
Just another box to tick 5 stars upon the profit sheet
i was once a—i was once a prophet with a scholarship
twenty days on mescaline if dr king acknowledge it

last night was mlk
last night i had a dream
this morning wokeup got a pen
to find out what it mean
open up your mind too far no telling what will take its place
do whatever you want son just be a credit to your race
this morning had a nightmare still i dont know what it means
but who wants to stay woke when i can dream