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Thu, 24.09.2009

WHITE HOPE (for shane stevens) by Ishmael Reed.

*Jack Johnson licked one pug so, d man retired to a farm.
Never again opened his mouth save to talk abt peach-trees, sow & last year’s almanac;

And whenever somebody say Jack Johnson,
He’d get that far away look…..

Ishmael Reed

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Thu, 24.09.2009


If you are a revolutionary
Then I must be a reactionary
For if you stand for the future
I have no choice but to
Be with the past

Bring back suspender!
Bring back Mom!
Homemade ice cream
Picnics in the park
Flagpole sitting
Straw hats
Rent parties
Corn liquor
The banjo
Georgia quilts
Krazy Kat

The syncopation of
Fletcher Henderson
The Kiplingesque lines
Of James Weldon Johnson
Black Eagle
Mickey Mouse
The Bach Family
Sunday School
Even Mayor La Guardia
Who read the comics
Is more appealing than
Your version of
What Lies Ahead

In your world of

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elegance in the extreme gives style to the hours of coaxing warmth outta no where elegant hoodlums elegant intellectuals elegant ornithologists elegant botanist but elegance in the... ELEGANCE IN THE EXTREME (for Cecil Taylor) by Ntozake Shange.
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