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Michael Novick

Aug 5, 2020

Black / African-American / By way of West Africa / Transatlantic slave trade / From American plantations / To the first private prison

Poetry Corner: Black and Brown Fight Tonight

“Black and Brown Fight Tonight”
By David A. Romero [Excerpt]

Black
African-American
By way of West Africa
Transatlantic slave trade
From American plantations
To the first private prison
From the prisons to the fields
Fields to the factories
Factories to unemployment
Unemployment to poverty
The inner city
Smoldering
Almost no way out
But
Sports
Conditioning
Fists
Flying.

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