blues ain't culture
                         they sounds of
oppression
             against the white man's
        game he's run on us all
these blue / yrs.
                    blues is struggle
                            strangulation
of our people
                 cuz we didn't off the
white man
                        soc / king it to us
but. now.
        when I hear billie's soft
soul / ful / sighs
                        of "am i blue"
                                        i say
no. sweet / billie.
                            no mo.
no mo
   blue / trains running on this track
          they all been de / railed.
am i blue?
      swee / baby / blue
                                        billie.
no. i'm blk/
                & ready.

-- Sonia Sanchez

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