To Be or Not to Be
By Everett Hoagland
Meditations March/April 2000
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|Want to “make it” in America?
ACCOMMODATE the inequities
of your oppression.
ASSIMILATE genteel genocidal
CELEBRATE your color-
DEMONSTRATE BUT DON’T
ROMANTICIZE the way the masses
over by the upper classes
BE FUNNY about five centuries
COLLABORATE. Buy into The System
“ethic.” Invest in down
APPRECIATE a century of kindly quotas.
EQUIVOCATE recent years of negative action,
BE CIVIL about all that
APPROPRIATE. And you just might
New Bedford, MA, Unitarian Universalist Everett Hoagland's poems have appeared in periodicals including American Poetry Review, The Progressive, and the World and been anthologized in The Garden Thrives: 20th Century African American Poetry and The Oxford Companion to African American Literature. His recent book is This City and Other Poems (Spinner Publications).
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