For Aunty Sojourner Truth
October the 29th, 1864
-- A. Lincoln
In portraiture Sojourner reclines,
Lincoln above. The "Book of Life" open.
Six months later, our President dead
In truth, Lincoln's seated at his desk when Sojourner
Arrives. He stands and bows upon introduction.
He says: All presidents would have emancipated
those brought in bondage if the time had come,
and if those on the other side of the river
had not done evil, he wouldn't have had
the opportunity to do good.
An instrument of God
Both hands receiving, one his one hers
Call again Sojourner, my friend