Wednesday, March 30, 2016


B L A C K     P R E S I D E N T

If a black man could be president

Could a white man be his slave?

Could a sinner enter heaven

By uttering his name?

If the terminator is my governor

Could a cowboy be my king?

When shall the cavalry enter Deadwood

And save my prince?

An exo-cannibal eats her enemies

An indo-cannibal eats his friends

I'd rather starve myself silly

Than to make amends

Blood on the altar       Blood on the lamb

Blood in the chalice

Not symbolic        but fresh


Marilyn Chin
Hard Love Province
Norton 2014