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IS IT ME?

can i begin  
to understand
young and black
in this great land
where freedom lives
just by decree
and fear keeps all
from living free?
 
can i see you
i ask my heart
or am i the place
where mistrust  
starts
 
me, who loves
the things you've done
 
am i the face
behind the gun?
 
am i the man
who puts his knee
on freedom's throat
so it can't breathe?
 
are you a suspect
in the mind
of a man who says
he's color blind?
do i see you
upon my walk
or just your skin
 
am i deed, or talk?
 
i ask these things
and pray to be
a man mind set  
that all live free
javalini
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