My Man, Invisible

My Man, Invisible


after Kerry James Marshall’s Invisible Man


I swear I seen you before
standin, shifty, on my block after dark
I swear I know you from somewhere inside

eyes hangin on the canvas like faraway doves
teeth like tic tacs lined up on wet pavement
you sure do look like a sight for wanderin eyes

how’d you get up there, brother
crouchin in the pitch black
still tryna show off the bits of you they couldn’t take




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