Listening Again to Shani Laughing.
Article Type: Poem
Author: Simanga, Michael
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: 306754436
Full Text: Amiri Baraka 3/24/07

Amiri Baraka is Godfather of the Black Arts Movement, and our greatest living writer/activist.
Listening Again to Shani Laughing

   What loss
   In yr life, like losing life
   For yr life is touched with all lives
   What is closer than the life
   You give, what loss greater
   Than the life you gave, the life
   What loss is deeper, what pain more horrible
   None, none, there is


   Shani had a perfect idea
   Of her self
   She knew exactly what her self
   Her perfect little self
   Shd be
   And she beed it


   I tell you Evil
   Is the reverse
   Of what is live
   Not just death, but
   Something that can never


   Not the thought
   Of dying
   But of never having
   Been alive
   That is the craziness
   That haunts
   Things that want
   Yr life
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