Fall 1991 • Vol. XIII No. 4 PoetryOctober 1, 1991 |

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For black men who are quick to draw fire black men drawn to fireblack men who draw their own conclusionsblack men who are drawn conclusions raptured by lightness who fall too high for black men for black men who refuse to get by but get by KKKilling one anotherwho refuse to live just to live to see old age for black menwho are special enough to be luckyenough to negotiate the rock and rock the two-party two-timing two-faced system of ciding/citing black men for black men who toss themselvesto sleep to dream to strangle non- black men for estranged black men who refuse to come home empty- handed headed for handouts in beartrap teeth for black menwho know more or less or better thanto drink the poisonous antidote.

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