Black Protest

Excerpt from Black Protest by Harold Legaspi, Student Anthology Diversity 2019.

We all have our histories.

A young black poet,

Fresh off the pages, said to me once:

‘Be aggressive … be very, very aggressive.’ 

I wondered if his politics

Was his redemption. 

As if this was his way to be heard in everyday life, 

As if his poetry carried the wisdom of Gods;

To light humanity’s trodden path.

As if he had the answers, 

A polemic for every day of the week. 

To the question:

How dare you. 

The 2020 Sydney University Student Anthology is now open for submissions on the topic of climate change, so send us your artworks, poetry, short fiction and non-fiction. Submit here.