Mr. Africa

I spy with my third little eye

a grifter, drifter peddling wares

long expired

and offered to the lowest common bidder

blind to hustles

of false consciousness and well-being.


You say you dig soba

but that diet of catfish

talks before you utter one word.

Good thing I did not sign the deal

before realizing the game you wear as a crown.

– Latanya Ivey, ©2018


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