24/1000

white people

make white

poems. I

might make

white poems. This

poem might

be white.

It might

claim license

to disappear or

cry (privately)

when it is

unsure

what kind

of line

should come next. If

it decides

to rest

on an expected

cadence or clever

political narrative.

It might

desert its space

on the page

when

the stanza turns

the corner

into a request

for dis-

occupation. It might

be absorbed into a

selective

story

about

the ninety-nine

percent. It might

begin listing

all of the non-whiteness

accolades and accomplishments

demonstrated

by lines

twenty-nine and thirty.

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