Northern Liberties

to a gracious wind from
Chestnut Hill

333,000 brown residents
of North Philadelphia

were found buried today
in a drift of war-torn apologies.

While their opportunities
were left inoperable

the citizens of the ghetto
are eternally bemused
A resident of Philadelphia’s Coltrane District, former San Franciscan poet Toussaint St. Negritude is also a jazz bass clarinetist and composer, often poised along the Schyulkill, finding new tones word by note by word by note.

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