Eugene Ethelbert Miller Poems

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1.
Geography

My four year old daughter comes home from school with a map of the world. This
is Africa she tells me. This is where we
come from. Daddy watch me color the rest
of the world. I watch her color Europe red
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2.
The Things In Black Men's Closets

on the top shelf
of the closet
in the hat my father
wears on special occasions
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3.
Hunger

He watched her move the food in her plate
And he was moved -
He wanted to follow the food to her lips
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4.
Billie Holiday

sometimes the deaf
hear better than the blind
some men
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5.
Buddha Weeping In Winter

snow falling on prayers
covering the path
made by your
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6.
Tomorrow

tomorrow
i will take the
journey back
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7.
Looking For Omar

I'm in the school bathroom
washing my hands without
soap but I'm still washing my hands.
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8.
Rosa Parks Dreams

Rosa Parks dreams about
a bus in Jerusalem. A headless
woman sits in her seat. There is no
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9.
Science

When you were in elementary school
no one told you about the black laws
of cause and effect. Your science teacher
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10.
The Ear Is An Organ Made For Love

It was the language that left us first.
The Great Migration of words. When people
spoke they punched each other in the mouth.
There was no vocabulary for love. Women
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