the revolution has been postponed…

there is no need to move
     from the city’s concrete cages
          to well-tended terrariums
          on the west end of town
the revolution has been posponed

posters bearing harsh language
     can be found beneath a mound of credit cards
           and vote for me signs written with magic markers
           by one time revolutionaries in pinstriped suits
the revolution has been postponed

black entertainers hug the president
       with step-and-fetch-it passion
            bowing and smiling to all before them
            as if on a mississippi showboat
and the revolution has been postponed

television commercials demonstrate
      how black noses can be relieved
            by jamming it up your nose
            instead of someplace else i guess
and the revolution
       has been postponed

black power signs are given
     but usually below the belt
           like the punches we take from the man
           and as for the revolution
well man
       it’s been postponed

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