Every Black Man

by Timothy Mitchell

Growing up black, they wanna keep dey feet on my neck
and American X me
want me to b the next mike brown, wanna Kalief me.
Scared what they don’t understand, they scared what I WILL become Black man pure power
Knowledge is key 2 balance a mind of success,
a ‘lil yoga, a ‘lil Buddha to relive the stress…
and in due time it will b revealed that We R the best…
no privilege momma couldn’t give it to me
shit smoking chronic she said that ain’t right
not trynna hear it while I navigator thru life
with these deep thoughts I’m hearing telling me to end my life.

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