Definition of Down

Psycho mulatto segregationists
with unity chants
and complex handshakes
telling you ain’t no way
You can be down
while they discard rally flyers
for wrinkled brown women to sweep
before taking the 516 back
part of the way home
the rest on foot
to four machine gun stomachs
and a quick reminder across the jaw
for heating dinner too late
but sorry afterwards
cuz it ain't you baby
it's the Man
the White Man
who can never be down.

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