Wise I


By Amiri Baraka

WHYS (Nobody Knows)
The Trouble I Seen)

If you ever find
yourself, some where
lost and surrounded
by enemies
who won’t let you
speak in your own language
who destroy your statues
& instruments, who ban
your ommbommbaboom
then you are in trouble
deep trouble
they ban your
own boom ba boom
you in deep deep

probably take you several hundred years
to get

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