Between the Lines

Mao Zedong’s granddaughter makes China rich list
Grandson of Malcolm X slain in Mexico

There on
A
Web page
Sat history
A long arc
Brought together
With no
Apparent irony
Two grandchildren
With a
Legacy of grief
And strife
One lies dead
One wealthy and alive:
Are you laughing
At us God
As you see
History unfurling
Or do you
Weep for your
Children and
Know instead
That the chains
Of history
Still weigh heavy?

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