In the Language of My Captor (Shane McCrae)

  "Sometimes he says I'm lucky To have been rescued from my gods And I should thank the man who bought me I used to laugh at him but now I grieve"

"Sometimes he says I'm lucky
To have been rescued from my gods
And I should thank the man who bought me
I used to laugh at him but now I grieve"

U.S.A. / 2017

From the poem "His God" in Shane McCrae's 2017 National Book Award nominated poetry collection, In the Language of My Captor. I've previously featured McCrae's equally excellent collection, The Animal Too Big to Kill. Shane McCrae teaches at Columbia University.