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Death Don’t Drink Water


death don't like warm hands

don't care much for green plants speckled in

white sitting in little pots soaking up son

shake rattle and roll is one of its favorite songs

death never leaned the 2-step but can sure enuff

shimmy stomp bump-and-grind much ass and always leads

death don't need reefer to get high. ain't into

candy and has a peculiar sweetness all its own



[from Hand Dance, Black Sparrow Press, Santa Rosa, CA. Copyright 1993. Reprinted here with permission of the author. Originally published in NHS 2008, http://www.poetspath.com/napalm/nhs08/Wanda_Coleman.htm.]