Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Abu, Gone to Fight

from Fly to Allah, poems by Marvin X, 1969

Where is he

What happened to him

He was there

and not there

all the time

I did not know him

Until I became him

then I knew him well

where is he

maybe the beast got him maybe

...maybe the beast got him

For real!

Beware of the beast

he said

Beware of the beast

He told me that much

I always listened to him

when he said something good

I listened then

He said he knew everything

I believed him

everything he told me happened

just like he said it would

When he got old

I told him things

we never talked again....

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