NOTE FROM A DOOMED CIVILIZATION
The Americans have broken all
Treaties, refused to be part of the World Court
They are their own Carte Blanche
to massacre and destroy, Beyond
of the Blood Sucker
Inside a White house
A conversation of murderers
& America is here
Its own history perverted
who is filthy
A Heathen God
Want to RULE
Amiri Baraka was born in Newark, New Jersey, on October 7, 1934. After three years in the U.S. Air Force, Jones joined the Beat movement in Greenwich Village. After the assassination of Malcolm X, he took the name Amiri Baraka and became involved in the Black Nationalist poetry and literature scenes. He later identified himself as a Marxist. Baraka died on January 9, 2014 at the age of 79.
Published in Naked Punch issue 8.