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sample poems

all inclusive

i'd like to take the package
a job
pay for my work
hired not fired
because i'm brown
to keep my kids warm
let them run while their air
is still pure
before they learn the anger
the rejection, the betrayal
holiday pay
to dance with my girls
on a hot evening
in a hot place where
beaches smile


if a rock fell on me
i wouldn't be too surprised

i have found elephant
footprints on my journeys
the quiet kafuffle of a cosmic joke
played at my expense

i have heard
the crunching and chewing
of cashew nuts
i have been your night's entertainment

you are right
i deserve it
never take pictures
of elephants in india