i wanna go back to dixie…

i wanna go back to dixie

the brown bag prophet
wearing an american flag
as a mundu
was wadding
through
some rancid muddy water
on the lawn
of
the justice center
he said
history
never
rewind
when it comes
to issues
of race
hell
it’s okay
to teach
to the test
leaving children
incapable of
solving
the most basic
of life’s problems
as long
as you’re white
in fact
they’ll give
tenure
and
a raise
but
be black
and
use an eraser
and your butt’s
in jail
without bail
seems
to me
there’s still
lynchings
in
the south

8 thoughts on “i wanna go back to dixie…

  1. That’s a mouthful. I don’t know about our world but what bothers me is how our decisions so profoundly affect our children (promises are always made for things that are big and get you a plaque with your name on it)

  2. Enjoyed the video’s as well as your poem. We can only hope, but my good friend in Florida always says not much has changed since we met in MD in the 80’s.

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