Ntozake Shange

(October 18, 1948 / Trenton, New Jersey)

Ntozake Shange Poems

1. 'Sorry' 5/5/2015
2. Blood Rhythms - Blood Currents - Black N' Blue Stylin' 10/18/2011
3. People Of Watts 10/18/2011
4. You Are Sucha Fool 10/18/2011
5. With No Immediate Cause 10/18/2011
6. Enuf 10/18/2011
7. My Father Is A Retired Magician 1/20/2003
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My Father Is A Retired Magician

(for ifa, p.t., & bisa)

my father is a retired magician
which accounts for my irregular behavior
everythin comes outta magic hats
or bottles wit no bottoms & parakeets
are as easy to get as a couple a rabbits
or 3 fifty cent pieces/ 1958

my daddy retired from magic & took
up another trade cuz this friend of mine
from the 3rd grade asked to be made white
on the spot

what cd any self-respectin colored american magician
do wit such a outlandish request/ cept
put all them razzamatazz hocus pocus zippity-do-dah
thingamajigs away cuz
colored ...

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