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Rebellious Lawyering and Elizabeth Alexander’s Apollo (1992)

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“We pull off

to a road shack
in Massachusetts
to watch men walk
on the moon….”
“Because the men
are walking on the moon
which is now irrefutably
not green, not cheese,
not a shiny dime floating
in a cold blue, the way
I’d thought,
the road shack people
don’t notice we are a black
family not from there,
the way it mostly goes.”
“This talking through static,
bounces in space-
boots, tethered
to cords is much
stranger, stranger
even than we are.”

 

Cited from Elizabeth Alexander, “Apollo” from Poetry (April 1992). 

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