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Morehouse
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"after, texas "


  

          


be hard for me to talk
cuz my jaw be broken

he called it ebonics
cuz he couldn't understand

the language of glock
barrel over tongue,

me, a walking
midnight nightmare

from a corner of town
that doesn't exist.

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be hard for me to walk
cuz my hands be up

and my breath is
held by the unfamiliar

burn of the taser
against my

testicles,

but I had to reach in
my wallet to retrieve

what you may kill me
for not having -

'don't move'
is an itch

you expect me
to scratch.

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be hard for me
to watch you grab

her that way.
be thinking,

imma see you
in the streets

and say her name
while i make it hard

for you to speak,
so that you can feel me

the way she felt you -
unapologetic,

helpless,

judged.


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myself is sculptor of
your body�s idiom:
the musician of your wrists;
the poet who is afraid
only to mistranslate
a rhythm in your hair...
-E.E. Cummings

  

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