A Cycle – poetry by Mickey Z.

An irony of culture.


white cop

from the suburbs


black men

from the city

prison population surges

black men inside

invent new slang

new styles

gangs inside and out

adopt it all


co-opt it all

white son

of white cop

in the suburbs

ends up talking

and dressing

and play-acting

like the black men

his father

sends away


Posted in USA. 1 Comment »

One Response to “A Cycle – poetry by Mickey Z.”

  1. michele6933 Says:

    For one it’s a
    Daring peek
    In No-No Land
    For the other it’s
    Yesterday, now, tomorrow

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