Treasure Island

Etheridge Knight

(1931 - 1991 / Mississippi)

Poems of Etheridge Knight

1. A Poem For Myself 7/19/2003
2. As You Leave Me 1/13/2003
3. Cell Song 4/7/2010
4. He Sees Through Stone 4/7/2010
5. The Idea of Ancestry 1/20/2003
6. The Violent Space (Or When Your Sister Sleeps Around For Money) 4/7/2010
7. Vigo County 4/7/2010

A Poem For Myself

I was born in Mississippi;
I walked barefooted thru the mud.
Born black in Mississippi,
Walked barefooted thru the mud.
But, when I reached the age of twelve
I left that place for good.
My daddy chopped cotton
And he drank his liquor straight.
Said my daddy chopped cotton

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