Amiri Baraka Poems

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1.
Incident

He came back and shot. He shot him. When he came
back, he shot, and he fell, stumbling, past the
shadow wood, down, shot, dying, dead, to full halt.
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2.
Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note

Lately, I've become accustomed to the way
The ground opens up and envelopes me
Each time I go out to walk the dog.
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3.
Monday in B-Flat

I can pray
all day
& God
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4.
Wise I

If you ever find
yourself, some where
lost and surrounded
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5.
Ka'Ba

'A closed window looks down
on a dirty courtyard, and Black people
call across or scream across or walk across
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6.
Short Speech to My Friends

A political art, let it be
tenderness, low strings the fingers
touch, or the width of autumn
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7.
A Poem For Speculative Hipsters

He had got, finally,
to the forest
of motives. There were no
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8.
Notes For a Speech

African blues
does not know me. Their steps, in sands
of their own
land. A country
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9.
Like Rousseau

She stands beside me, stands away,
the vague indifference
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10.
Legacy

In the south, sleeping against
the drugstore, growling under
the trucks and stoves, stumbling
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