puttin on…

puttin on

as i was leaving
my office building
downtown
the brown bag prophet
motioned to me
and
said
i just want to say
one
word
to you
just one word
yes sir
are you listening
yes
i am
snazaroo
exactly
how do you mean
there’s
a run
on
white face paint
seems like
every black
who’s out at night
and
wants to
put on the ritz
as well as
stay alive
has been
putting on
white face
trying to
throw the cops off
‘cuz
it’s been shown
that
you’re
twice
as likely
to be shot
while unarmed
if you’re
black
so
it follows that
black folks
and
i’ve hear
a few
brown ones
have discovered
white face pain
by the way
i have several tins here
would you like
to buy
an insurance policy
for
your journey
home
to suburbs

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