Jitterbugs

by LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka

The imperfection of the world
is a burden, if you know it, think
about it, at all. Look up in the sky
wishing you were free, placed so terribly
in time, mind out among new stars, working
propositions, and not this planet where you
cant go anywhere without awareness of the hurt
the white man has put on the people. Any people. You
cant escape, there's no where to go. They have made
this star unsafe, and this age, primitive, though yr mind
is somewhere else, your ass aint.

(Negro Digest, April 1966)



"Buboj" (Jitterbugs) by LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka
translated into Esperanto by R. Dumain

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