Year One: Or Why We Need Health Care Reform

by Amiri Baraka

We in some hot water

Fulla crocodiles. Boy

Come along

In a boat say “Get in, get in”

“I can save yr ass from these crocks

And these diles.” So we get in, then

When I look up,

I has to say, like Mantan Moreland,

Oh, Oh ! . . . . thass right, Oh !  Oh !

Why ? Boy got crocodiles in the boat

With him. Oh Oh . . .. . thass right . . . . Oh Oh!

He got them crocs and them Diles

Right there in the boat

With him.

Oh Shit !