Mr. Hunter
He be ole now
telling dis story
bout his born daddy
holden him by the blood cord
of de hot kitchen fire...

She begged
to save my
Nigger life...

I loved her
to the brown
dirt of Heaven

for my days...


Day's real skinny
without feathers...
takes a lot of dem
to make a pie

wed shoot twice and be hours
picking up birds
all night making de pie


Before Green Corn Came to Teach

Cork-leg say (he be talking to tree),
how his Momma fed him
fish row and titty milk
till he were foh
den sit him in the
middle of de road
to be stole by some Nigger


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