February 1, 2018 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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Ben White




Plantation Logic



The trends he inherited

Have allowed the president

To point to the unemployment rate


Of Blacks

In America


And deny the racism

Of his behaviors…


Basing the degree of racism

On the level of unemployment

Would lead to a logical argument

That full employment

Would equate to no racism


And that would mean


Wasn’t racist

At all






Ben White

Author of the books, Buddha Bastinado Blues and The Kill Gene, Ben White thought he was a poet, only to find out he is not a poet at all. He is a witness. What he writes is testimony.

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