Rodrick Minor

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Freewrite. Black Boy (Introspection of the black boys that have past away and the black boy before you)

Black boy be afraid
Black boy don’t make sudden movements
Black boy don’t talk back
Black boy to protect and serve
Is translation to protect and serve
Flesh that doesn’t look like you
Black boy be a scapegoat
Black boy be blood
On the curb like it’s road kill
Black boy be, oh he had it coming
Black boy be another poem
That they say you’re overacting about
Black boy be another black t-shirt
With a hash-tag of names
Like they belong in the hall of fame
Black boy be endangered species
Black boy be innocent
Black boy try to survive
Black boy gotta be paranoid
To survive
Black boy gotta be PARANOID
To survive
Black boy life has no value
Black boy if you can…

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