Dr. Nigger.
Article Type: Poem
Pub Date: 12/01/2010
Publication: Name: Journal of Pan African Studies Publisher: Journal of Pan African Studies Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Social sciences Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2010 Journal of Pan African Studies ISSN: 0888-6601
Issue: Date: Dec, 2010 Source Volume: 4 Source Issue: 2
Accession Number: 306754420
Full Text: Copyright 2009 by Neal Hall, M.D.
Dr. Nigger

   Dr. Nigger
   Can you cure me without
   touching me with nigga hands
   Can you save my life
   without changing my life
   Can you dance soft-shoe while
   humming those negro tunes
   when my white life codes blue
   Can you reach inside yourself
   beyond the shit we put in you.
   past painful moments we put in you.
   past despair and hopelessness
   we've put in you and
   find that old black magic in you
   to save my life without changing
   all the shit we put in you
   Dr. Nigger
   Can you breathe in me
   air free of nigga
   from a nigger not free
   to breathe in free air
   Can you stay on the colored side
   of the color line and reach across
   without touching me with nigga hands
   to restart my blue heart without
   changing my cold heart
   Can you reach past the life
   we've taken from you to
   save my life and not
   let white life pass me by
   Dr. Nigger
   save my life
   without taking my life
   Cure me without
   touching me with nigga hands
   Dance soft-shoe while
   humming negro tunes
   while you save my life
   without changing my life
   when my white life codes blue
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