Orange tan conceals

the whiteness of the ghost
subtle cackles sound


You’ve got to be a spirit

cries mystical rastaman


He stumbles along

still offering redemption

to those fading ghosts


The song silhouettes the sky

Spirit can defeat the ghost


Author's Notes/Comments: 

This one is published in a Moonstone Press anthology called Remembering Amiri Baraka.  I wrote after watching Baraka's cameo performance in the movie Bullworth.

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great performance.  and the

great performance.  and the poetry went over a lot of people's heads, unfortunately.