Recently I discovered (at Poets.org) this thought-provoking number-poem by Oklahoma poet Quraysh Ali Lansana.
bible belted: math by Quraysh Ali Lansana
Pro-Black doesn’t mean anti-anything.
El Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Malcolm X)
there are at least twenty-seven
white people i love. i counted.
four from high school, five from
undergraduate years, maybe
three from grad school
(one gay=bonus points) &
an assortment of compelling
in chicago & countrywide.
two brothas in the afterlife
remain why i add rather than
From Lansana's collection The Walmart Republic (Mongrel Empire Press, 2014).