Ghazaling Negro Dreams
(In 1906, September 6th, an Atlanta Constitution article claimed that a woman died of a heart attack, after seeing a Negro in her dreams)
Did a big black buck scare Ms. Anne Morgan or
Did Jemima break the ladle against your shin?
Ms. Anne, did his black face jig you into a spin?
Your daddy said to hang him high,
Remember how you kissed your dark lover, Ms. Anne,
Every night you cried for him, that gigantic myth
You had his baby and sent it away,
And now Michael laughs at you,