Impasse Into the 21st Century

(Passing a white man on the street)

by Jamal Sharif


A narrow walk.
No room for two
to pass.
His look says: step outta my way
nigger
Iím coming through
you do know your place
donít you
My look says: my people
been stepping out of your way
for far too long
you step the fuck
outta mine.

We always seem to bump.


Impasse Into the 21st Century by Jamal Sharif

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