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 Category:  General Poetry
  Posted: November 27, 2021      Views: 4

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"A Rigged System" by Jean B Almonord
A Rigged System
By Jean-Bertho Almonord

I was born in a poor family: family had no money.

There was a rival family: had more money.

They hurled epithets at us daily: thrash, and poor negroes.

When we were high school: their children drove while we rode.

My family was a single family: mother and two sons.

After college, social mobility appeared; our lot improved above that of the other family.

One day while visiting mom, cops showed up and said that we called the rival matriarch "a whore."

Both of us, sons, were arrested.

We never called her that.

Years later, I understood that in a power play parlance a whore is someone who can't manipulate power.

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Jean-Bertho Almonord is the author of In Search of Hallelujahs.
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