Year One: Or Why We Need Health Care Reform
by Amiri Baraka
We in some hot water
Fulla crocodiles. Boy
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
Oh Shit !