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Amiri made me think…

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    by Raymond Nat Turner

    What muthafracker would

    Bomb the Motherland and

    Call it humanitarian? Mc Cain?

     

    Amiri made me think…

    by Raymond Nat Turner

     

    I.

    Errrrrrh… Errrrrrh… Errrrrrh… Errrrrrh…

    Calling all Africans

    All Africans

    Africans

    Africans

    All humanity, anyone human, humane

    Calling all Africans

    All Africans

    Africans

    Africans

    Continental and Diasporic—

    Flaunt dense temporal

    Lobes, clutch elephant

    Memories in the

    Age of…Austerity

    Age of…Alzheimer’s

    Political dementia!

     

    Errrrrrh… Errrrrrh… Errrrrrh… Errrrrrh…

    Calling all Africans

    All Africans

    Africans

    Africans

    Clutch memories of the

    Pyramid scheme that

    Kidnapped and brought us here

    It rattles in its death

    Throes and must be buried

     

    Remember when we

    Were light workers,

    Sentinels of light,

    Righteous star seeders

    Helping bring it down?

     

    Emit infrasounds if

    You hear me when I

    Say this muthafracker’s

    A marathon—not a sprint—

    An inevitable struggle

    For socialism, no speed-

    Bump, Iceberg Slim or

    Supposed third road can stop,

    Amiri made me think…

     

    II.

    Errrrrrh… Errrrrrh… Errrrrrh… Errrrrrh…

    Calling all Negroz

    Mentally ill— fidgety,

    Flighty, dialed into dumb shit

    Losing all ability

    To analyze, THINK

    Independently, carry

    On conversations,

    Respond to the environment

     

    Yeah, there’s power in

    The Now, but memory

    Peels cataracts from

    Third eyes, so we peer

    Into futures free of fractured

    Spirits, cupped hands, crimson

    Streets and filthy rivers…

    Amiri made me think

     

    III.

    Amiri made me think

    What muthafracker would

    Bomb the Motherland and

    Call it humanitarian? Mc Cain?

     

    Which one could turn the

    Earthquake in Haiti

    Into military operations,

    The buzzards’ banquet for

    Disaster capitalists? Buffett?

     

    Which one would invite

    Another brother for beer

    With his arresting officer,

    Clarence Thomas? Shaq?

     

    Which muthafracker

    Could march on Morehouse

    Give a“Niggeraintshit!”

    Commencement address &

    Get a standing ovation?

    Rush? O’Reilly? Hannity?

     

    Which one would watch BP

    Blow up the Macondo Well,

    Kill eleven workers,

    Millions of mussels, shrimp,

    Crabs, sea turtles and birds &

    Call it the Big Bank Theory/

    Too Big To Jail? Bush? Palin?

     

    Heard this PhD professor proclaim:

    It’s the complexitiesandnuancesofthepracticalapplicationofthehistorical

    ContinuationofpostracialimperialisttesticularprowessofpaxAmericana—

    Anyway, an unlettered, low-life,

    Like me wouldn’t understand,

    So he “unpacked” it of bovine odor,

    Broke it down into laymen’s language

    Like The “Wink-wink, Nod-nod strategy—”

    In other words, Iceberg Slim bombed Africa

    Wink-wink, Nod-nod, to fool white folks

    That way, it don’t look like he playin’ favorites,

    But, soon as he free from them Repubicans and

    Outta office and set up his foundation he be

    Free to give Africa all the aid it need…

     

    Errrrrrh… Errrrrrh… Errrrrrh… Errrrrrh…

    Errrrrrh… Errrrrrh… Errrrrrh… Errrrrrh…

    Amiri made me think—

    Marx & Lenin let me look…

     

    Raymond Nat Turner can be contacted at upsurgejazz.com.

     

    Raymond Nat Turner © 2014 All Rights Reserved

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