blonde-buzz-cut

Mic check one two
One two, can you hear me?
mic check one two

Mike checked
my bags at the air
port in a random
routine check

I understand, Mike, I do
you too were altered
that day and most days
most folks operate on
fear often hate this is
mic check your
job and I am
always random

I understand it was
folks who looked smelled
maybe prayed like me

Can you hear me Mike
ruddy blonde buzz
cut with corn flower
eyes and a cross
round your neck

Mike check
folks who looked like
you stank so bad the
Indians smelled them
mic check before they landed

They murdered one two
one two as they prayed
spread small pox as alms

mic check yes I
packed my own
bags can you hear
me no they have not
been out of my possession

Thanks Mike you
have a good day too one
two mike check mike
Check Mike

A-yo mike
who’s gonna
check you?

—  Suheir Hammad