Let’s rename the park

Let’s rename the park, for a Black man.
We’re all equal, not a sequel.
With 2020 hindsight, we’d repair the funk
All the other parks, they want the darkness.
We charge the poor to park the car,
but we don’t tax the man, and drive Tesla.
Poet laureate, poet laureate;
the epitome of literacy.
Life’s a brief candle, but he lit it.
He hit it, he didn’t shit it.
For his game, he’s like the Willie Mays or Willie Mac,
the Barry or the Bobby, meanings clearly or at bottom.
We can’t change our past, but we can change our minds.
There’s more than 1s and 0s, there’s more than of’s and “ahvs”

A temple of listening. To see it glistening.
Let’s rename the park. Let’s rename the park.
aeiou! aeiou!
We want to mingle, to hit a single.
Even our squirrels think the new rules are uncool. They’re not dullards.

About markweiss86

Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player, and blogger; he also sang in local choir, fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32 Reads 'Howl' and owns a couple musical instruments he cannot play
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