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    Love is an evil word.
    Turn it backwards/ see, what I mean?
    Imamu Amiri Baraka (b. 1934)

    Luxury, then is a way of
    being ignorant, comfortably
    An approach to the open market
    of least information.
    —Imamu Amiri Baraka (b. 1934)

    Saturday mornings we listened to Red Lantern & his undersea folk.
    At 11, Let’s Pretend/& we did/& I, the poet, still do, Thank God!
    Imamu Amiri Baraka (b. 1934)

    Lately, I’ve become accustomed to the way
    The ground opens up and envelopes me
    Each time I go out to walk the dog.
    —Imamu Amiri Baraka (b. 1934)

    his address
    to the grey monsters of the world,
    —Imamu Amiri Baraka (b. 1934)