Etheridge Knight quotes

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convicts rest
Like lizards on rocks.
Let all Black Poets die as trumpets,
And be buried in the dust of marching feet.
Black Poets should live--not leap
From steel bridges, like the white boys do.
Hard Rock was "known not to take no shit
From nobody," and he had the scars to prove it:
The WORD was that Hard Rock wasn't a mean nigger
Anymore, that the doctors had bored a hole in his head,
...
He sees through stone
he has the secret
eyes this old black one
Each Fall the graves of my grandfathers call me, the brown
hills and red gullies of mississippi send out their electric
...
This yr there is a gray stone wall damming my stream, and when
the falling leaves stir my genes, I pace my cell or flop on my
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