Post Racial, or Why My Timberlands Are Still Unlaced

Monday, July 16, 2012

troubled by
news reports
about what Obama’s
candidacy means,
his sleight
of hand mastery
of invisibility, a skill
that lets him be
black and post black
on the same stage—
America dizzy
with the constructs
of color, &
yo momma jokes:
Obama is so articulate—
intention slurred,
at black people who
done it: mastered
the hocus pocus of language
and lingo
that allows white people
to forget their skin,
post him on
billboards & point
their fingers
at my flapping laces.

Sunday, July 1, 2012