April 1975 By Reuben Jackson

Should my black
Flatlander eyes
Lock on the other
Brother
In the General Store?
The first I’ve seen
Since what seems like.…
I can’t count that high
Do I pretend I don’t see
Other people
pretending not to see us?
Two brothers
Buying
Triscuits
And peanut butter,
Respectively,
In Northern New England,
Is revolution
On a Sunday
Afternoon.

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