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the only black man
in two counties
to drive a mercedes
on our country roads in 1992
It was your father’s
after years of teaching music
to backwoods kids like me

people had known you
all your life & still
they stopped you
to ask where
you were going

when the truth is
you were just like everyone else
seduced by the frost
& going nowhere.

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