Poor Semi-Righteous Poet*

by Hussein

Here is the real deal
ain't no black folks on a US dollar bill

I try not to lie,cheat or steal
just to get my next meal

My 4 year University degree
didn't set me free

At best, I am an indentured servant
regardless that my desire for a better life is fervent

Looking at my bank account I know it
I'm just a "poor semi-righteous poet."


*A line from Taalam Acey's spoken word piece "Willie Lynch LLC"

Poor Semi-Righteous Poet* by Hussein

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