she turned inward

by The Black Wall Street Times
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By- Casey McLerran

The stars saw

The black scars

Snaking the celestial

Body of their


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They held their

Blinking eyes

Wide and steady

While she became chained

To her destiny

They watched the storms in her cap

Produce only a mudifying trickle

And cloud her visions

The heavens sang her name

But she turned inward

To her creation

And did not listen

Orion had blood on his head



Literary Editor

Casey McLerran is the Literary Editor at the Black Wall Street Times. She is a Sooner State transplant from Forest Hills, NY. McLerran arrived in Oklahoma at the age of three shortly after gentrification displaced her and her family out of their home in New York. At first glance, many think they have McLerran figured out. To be frank, she’s a biracial American young woman that unapologetically embraces her half-African identity — a feminist-womanist she is. Her pen operates as her voice as well as her sword. Her accolades include the 2018 Rural Oklahoma Poetry Museum’s Oklahoma Poem Award, a business management degree, and her three beautiful children. Her objective with the Black Wall Street Times is to elevate and amplify the literary art of modern black American culture, pay tribute to African-American literary trailblazers, all while simultaneously linking and introducing children to the world of colorful American writers.



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