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Quit haunting me, Amiriman

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    by BAR poet-in-Residence Raymond Nat Turner

    Put an APB out, forthwith, posthaste on

    Dem Nuremberg Negroz, assets in alligator combat boots,

    Armani flak jackets, suede suicide vests and Louis Vuitton

    Saddlebags packed with C-4, impostors posing as peoples’ servants,

     

    Quit haunting me, Amiriman

    by BAR poet-in-Residence Raymond Nat Turner

     

    Ahhhh, ahhhh, ahhhh, ahhhhh— Amiri, quit haunting me…

    “Get up,” he says, “Go to your growley — Fred Douglass did it,

    Wright did it, Sterling did it, Langston did it, Jimmy B and I did it!”

    Those who know—know… “Go to your growley, go to your growley!”

    Rhythmically repeating his chant, “Go to your growley, go to your growley,

    Dahomey Dance, stagger, stumble, go forward faster — it’s a Nike thing —

    Go, find the small vial of truth serum and dump it in your expensive Ethiopian

    Coffee, or drink it straight, like Red Bull or5-Hour Energy Drink…”

     

    Go to your growley and put an APB out, forthwith, posthaste on

    Dem Nuremberg Negroz traveling by Trojan horse, arriving by

    Mule, riding bareback and backwards — Skip Gates’

    Arresting officer offering free field sobriety tests…

     

    Put an APB out, forthwith, posthaste on

    Dem Nuremberg Negroz, assets in alligator combat boots,

    Armani flak jackets, suede suicide vests and Louis Vuitton

    Saddlebags packed with C-4, impostors posing as peoples’ servants,

    Preachers and public intellectuals—serial killers, code-switching from

    Shuffling to goose-stepping, war whooping, tomahawk chopping, aiding

    And abetting corporate war crimes, crimes against peace and humanity!

     

    Put an APB out, forthwith, posthaste on

    Dem Nuremberg Negroz, armed and extremely dangerous, lying

    Motionless like crocodiles, or crawling on red, white and blue bellies, like servile

    Waiters who took universal, single-payer, healthcare “off the table,” or launching

    Themselves on land, them bloodthirsty Black Caucus elements, high as drones,

    Them serial killers hangin’ out ‘round the Offal Office, Takeout Tuesdays and

    Tying off their arms with rope Shell used for lynching Ken Saro Wiwa — happy-

    Dancing every Hellfire Missile striking its target, transforming wedding parties

    Into funerals, wives to widows, children to orphans, 52 Tuesday Heartbreaks X 8…

     

    Put an APB out, forthwith, posthaste on

    Dem Nuremberg Negroz loitering ‘round the Rouge Garden like laser-eyed frat

    Boys, in Rove states of mind, beltin’8 Ball; smokin’ crack through thighbones of

    Afghan freedom fighters; rollin’ blunts in singed skin of Somali men, and

    Snacking on decapitated, shredded, cluster bombed babies, in minced goat flesh,

    White phosphorus-grilled Palestinian teen in tender Pakistani elder Tartare —

    And ain’t nothin’ but a party at Unca Jim’s Jihad Joint, special op out Fort Sumter

    Servin’ muthafuckas hot wings off Predator Drones, half a world away!

     

    Put an APB out, forthwith, posthaste on

    Dem Nuremberg Negroz gnashing plutonium teeth, slurring known-knowns and

    Unknown-knowns: killing rag-heads, killing camel-jockeys, killing sand-niggers,

    Gooks, chinks, crushing Occupy, plotting coups in Cuba, Venezuela and Ecuador

     

    Put an APB out, forthwith, posthaste on

    Dem Nuremberg Negroz, agents of General Dynamics, General Electric,

    Haliburton and Boeing, charlatans who tolt you Rosa sat

    So Martin could stand, so de Wehrmacht could run

    Amok fo’ regime change we can believe in, a Northrup-Grummond

    Negro Commander-in-Chief in “charge” of Raytheon’s representation of

    Dr. King’s dream” of protecting black pus oozing from Mother Africa’s

    Womb through humanitarian interventions…

     

    Put an APB out, forthwith, posthaste on

    Dem Nuremberg Negroz, night-raid, Cruise Missile, shock and awe shamans,

    “Make me do it,” mule shit-smelling minstrels of militarism, playing Goebbels

    Games with underwear-shoe bomb plots, killing Black folk softly, with Nobelpeace

    PrizeNAACPImageAwards for Warlordin’ — an Iceberg Slimmed down version of

    Il Duce— Il Duce on a “Yes we can!” diet…

     

    Put an APB out, forthwith, posthaste on

    Dem Nuremberg Negroz, haul they asses, like low-hanging fruit, into The Hague

    With Milosevic-Charles Taylor harvests, or into Harlem’s Apollo, where Black

    Folk like justice, love shows! Like the Men’s Wearhouse, I guarantee, they’d get

    Fair trials: Lynne Stewart, Mumia Abu Jamal, Russell Maroon Shoatz, Leonard Peltier, Mutlu Shakur, Sekou Odinga, Hugo Pinell, Kiilu Nyasha, Anthony Monterio, Alton Maddox, Soffiyah Ellijah, Pam Africa, Asata Shakur, presiding…

     

    Raymond Nat Turner can be contacted at upsurgejazz.com

     

    Raymond Nat Turner © 2014 All Rights Reserved

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