If Malik El Shabazz Was Alive

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Black Poetry

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He would shake his fist

at the last election because

a black man was president

and white people got upset

enough to elect an idiot.

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Malcolm Little would shake his

head at such foolishness, unable

to contain his disbelief that in

this day, this pinnacle of modern

times, such decisions were made

by humans.

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If Malcolm X spoke to us, we

would be firmly chastized for short

memoried progression toward comforts;

forgetting to be vigilent lest

jealous bigotry arise and burn new

crosses on black lawns.

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allets

01-18-17

1258p

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