Black Boy Jerome

Black Boy Jerome
walking stop, walking stop, closed park nest
insecticide guttered blood lumps
realtor biting torchlight, thicker dollar pile rate rat room
squat sleeping, leaning broom, dirt bridge
ate pigeon error Wednesday
Ma note sticks about Black Boy’s bridge’s lynching arcs
shining knotted ironwork, rogue’s gum
waning bridge appeal, twists, turns, joints, worn rust
move on Winter
gunner’s fist ends, neck hair splits, falling twists, final sharp-back breaking snap second
air killed cold tipped teeth, water tasting tears
leg-dragging Black Boy in thick and thickest woods
Roosevelt’s New Deal for forest-dwelling poor blind white men, 1952
Blackest Black Boy Jerome’s binocular blood vision, saw lace shawl majestic on a chariot reined with platinum griffin

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