The First Part of the Earth

Shane McCrae

We the thirst    brother the

we water from the inside from the lips

From nowhere to the lips

We water inside brother we to say it water

from the inside

thirst and we    / Can’t never have us        like it’s

water got a color        got a black

Brother we hungry water like

We was the first        / Part of the Earth


It’s we don’t even know

How any we could satisfy our hunger        what

Satisfy us    because it ain’t / Was nothing here before us brother the

Thing meant to satisfy it come before

the hungry thing        / So that the hungry thing will find it there

And known what it was for