What Is Black to Me? (in the style of Countee Cullen)

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What is Black to me:

Urban sprawl or bliss country

Jheri curl or Afro puff,

Taste of freedom or a silver handcuff

Brothers whose chains shine bright

When King made his last speech that rainy night?

Four centuries in this land

Prickly cotton piercing our black hands

Northern hope, Southern plea,

What is Black to me?

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