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December 15, 2016 | Poetry

3 Poems

Kwame Opoku-Duku

3 Poems photo

1.

i ain’t no piece of shit
it’s just something i do
go out into the night
& break my momma’s heart
maybe last time wasn’t low enuf
& that’s real talk


2.

grandma was real creole
man
BRIGHT bright
she was in one of those light
skinned sororities
she had
good hair almost silky
she
didn’t have to torture it
like the other girls
she had the pretty gene
high
high cheekbones
i mean
she was real creole

3.

the righteous keep
moving forward
i heard it from
a 90 yr old woman wearing
a tee shirt that read:
it is
what
it is
 

image: Steven Lang


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