Black History

by wechslerh66


you talk to me about
black history
but you think Mick Jagger wrote
“Midnight Rambler”

but he did
but he did

I’m making 1969 in my basement
I’m singing the white blues in my soul
we got a party goin’ on down here
round midnight

outside the economists are burning down Detroit
everything is dark except the past
you said, somebody woke up Jim Crow
& he can’t stop dancing

Image: “Mr. Prejudice,” Horace Pippin (1888-1946), (c) 1943.