short school struggle poem…
“In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice.
Then he made school boards.”
Ignoring hot tears in tones of cracking voices
Ignoring Town Black and Brown children
parents— Ignoring ravenous bodies of heroic hunger-
Real estate-powered, battery-operated, school board
Voted in wee hours to close several precious schools:
capitalism’s eating children/schools/hunger strikers…
Bought and bossed board members gifted Town
Children class struggle college educations—gifted them
matriculation in George Floyd Summer School for an
Arab Spring Semester—promising to last a lifetime…
© 2022. Raymond Nat Turner, The Town Crier. All Rights Reserved.
Former forklift driver/warehouse worker/janitor, Raymond Nat Turner is a NYC poet;
BAR's Poet-in-Residence; and founder/co-leader of the jazz-poetry ensemble UpSurge!NYC.
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