Afaa Michael Weaver

(1951 / Baltimore, Maryland / United States)

Afaa Michael Weaver Poems

1. My Father's Geography 1/20/2003
2. Inside The Blues Whale 3/14/2014
3. Self-Portrait 3/14/2014
4. American Income 7/3/2015
5. What Elizabeth Bishop Could Not Know 3/14/2014
6. The Appaloosa 3/14/2014
7. Flux 3/14/2014
8. Rambling 3/14/2014

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In general population, census
is consensus—ain't nowhere to run
to in these walls, walls like a mind—
We visitors stand in a yellow circle
so the tower can frisk us with light,
finger the barrels on thirsty rifles.
I got rambling, rambling on my mind
In general population, madness runs
swift through the river changing, changing
in hearts, men tacked in their chairs,
resigned to hope we weave into air,
talking this and talking that and one brutha
asks Tell us how to get these things
They got, these houses, these cars.
We want the real revolution. ...

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