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Haki R. Madhubuti


was it Duke Ellington
who said that
music was his mistress?
she musta been
wore red, read poetry and prose
could swing naturally,
danced a lot and didn't need
too much sleep.



Madhubuti, Haki R. Run Toward Fear: New Poems And A Poet's Handbook. Chicago, IL: Third World Press, Inc., 2004.