Saturday, May 4, 2019


Everything I Know
About Blackness I Learned
From Donald Trump

"Frederick Douglass is an example of somebody who's done an
amazing job and is being recognized more and more, I notice."
                                  — DONALD TRUMP

America I was driving when I heard you

Had died I swerved into a ditch and wept

In the dream I dreamed unconscious in the ditch

America      I dreamed you climbed from the ditch

You must believe your body is and any

Body and stood beside the ditch for eight years

Thinking       except you didn't stand you right

Away lay down on your pale belly

And tried to claw your way back to the ditch

You right away began to wail       and weep

And gnash your teeth       my tears met yours in the ditch

America       they carry me downstream

A slave on the run from you       as Egyptian queen

And even in my dreams I'm in your dreams


Shane McCrae
The Gilded Auction Block
Farrar, Straus & Giroux