April 29, 2015

#NaPoWriMo 2015 no.29

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(Police carry out the body of Malcolm X after he was assassinated at the Audubon Ballroom in Washington Heights on Feb. 21, 1965.)


POTUS and history's port calls

How many code words 
are there for the black man 
in America?

prisons as reparations
gifted loudly 
baiting the thoroughbred
separations, church the state
inclinations and a centuries long 
blood institution courtship of affect...

coming home to roost...
some of us 
still remember Malcolm X 
at the end of his life 
and what he had said too

do you Mr. President, do you?

EJR ©

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