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To a Freedom Fighter You drink a sour draught. I sip the tears your eyes struggle to carry A cup of lees, of henbane steeped in chaff. Your breast is scorching, Your anger black and chilly, via evening’s leisure, you dream I listen the moans, you die a millions’ dying. while cane straps flog the physique darkish and lean, you are feeling the blow, I pay attention it on your breath. insurrection: 60’s Our YOUR pal CHARLIE pawnshop used to be an excellent blaze I heard the flames lick then consume the trays of zircons fixed in crimson gold alloys Easter outfits and stolen furs burned within the attic radios and teevees crackled with static plugged in in basic terms to a racial outlet a few concept the pleasant FINANCE furnishings CO. burned greater whilst a leopard print couch with gold legs (which makes right into a mattress) stuck hearth an admiring groan from the ready horde “Absentee landlord you were given that shit” lights: 100 Watts Detroit, Newark and big apple Screeching nerves, exploding minds lives tied to a policeman’s whistle a welfare worker’s doorbell finger. Hospitality, southern-style corn pone grits and you-all smile entire blocks novae fresh stars policemen stuck of their fresh vehicles Chugga chugga chigga git me one nigga lootin’ n burnin’ he wont git some distance Watermelons, summer time ripe gray neck bones and boiling tripe grocery store roastin just like the noon-day solar nationwide safeguard fearful together with his glossy gun goose the motor faster here’s my nigga picka shoot him within the abdominal shoot him whereas he run. We observed past Our Seeming We observed past our seeming nowadays of bloodied screaming of youngsters demise bloated Out the place the lilies floated of guys all noosed and dangling in the temples strangling Our guilt gray fungus turning out to be We knew and lied our figuring out Deafened and unwilling We aided within the killing And now our souls lie damaged Dry pills with out token. Black Ode Your attractiveness is a thunder and i'm set a wandering—a wandering Deafened Down twilight tin-can alleys And wet sounds “OOo wee child, glance what you may get in the event that your identify was once Willie” Oh, to dip your phrases like snuff. A laughter, black and streaming and i'm come a being—a being Rounded Up Baptist, aisles, so moaning And wet sounds “Bless her middle. Take your mattress and stroll. You been heavy careworn” Oh, to lick your love like tears. No No No No No the 2 legg’d beasts that stroll like males play stink finger of their crusty asses whereas crackling infants in napalm coats stretch mouths to obtain burning tears on splitting tongues simply supply ME a funky DRINK OF WATER ’FORE I DIIIE No the distance legg’d whore of the japanese shore attractive Europe to return in her and turns her pigeon shit again to me to me Who stoked the coal that drove the ships which introduced her over the sinuous cemetery Of my many brothers No the cocktailed after noons of what am i able to do. In my white layed crimson global I’ve permit your males cram my mouth with their black throbbing hate and that i swallowed after I’ve allow your mammies thieve from my kitchens (I was once consistently half-amused) I’ve chuckled the chins of your topsy-haired pickaninnies.