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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.

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


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.

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 -




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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