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What Would I Do White


What would I do white?
What would I do clearly full
of not exactly beans nor
pearls my nose a manicure
my eyes a picture of your wall?


I would disturb the streets by
passing by so pretty kids
on stolen petty cash would look
at me like foreign
writing in the sky


I would forget my furs on any chair.
I would ignore the doormen at the knob
the social sanskrit of my life
unwilling to disclose my cosmetology,
I would forget.


Over my wine I would acquire
I would inspire big returns to equity
the equity of capital I am
accustomed to accept


like wintertime.


I would do nothing.
That would be enough.

Written by June Jordan (1936 - 2002)

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