He no taco, he ah honkey
Who shot Treyvon; ah white turkey,
‘N blue-eyed, round-eyed devil man,
‘N evil casper Zimmerman.
Yah! Trayvon man. Hour Obama
Wood’ah flatin him. Said so-ah!
Obama wood’ah pounded im-ha!
Like is black papa-ood. Is mama?
Obama mama ah snicker
Licker, ah chalk-o-lot dipper,
Obama mama a bro-ho,
So he never was no gringo.
But, Al; but, Jesse: O’s got no stuff.
Obama’s just a coco-puff.
Michael Curtis is a classical sculptor, painter, and architect who lives in Alexandria, Virginia. His verses have been published in Candelabrum, Blue Unicorn, The New Formalist, The Lyric, American Arts Quarterly, Amphora, Pivot, and many other journals. His translation of Afrikaans verse, “Land of Sunlight and Stars” will be published in 2012.