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Haki R. Madhubuti


that boy musta been listenin to Pops
he plays trumpet real good
just like Satchmo when he hot,
my grandfather announced.
I agreed and more.


the trumpet seems like it is
sewn to his lips
cause he plays like
Sterling Brown reading his poems.
and we all know poetry comes from God.



Madhubuti, Haki R. Run Toward Fear: New Poems And A Poet's Handbook. Chicago, IL: Third World Press, Inc., 2004.