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SPR 19 - FABRIC

PARDON ME (FOR BEING GUCCI)

JAMEL ROBINSON

“nigger-red lipstick,”

green nooses

and a black faced nuisance

we used to call GUCCI

eye paid two g’s

for the pain

of my master’s mistakes

and everybody

on the street knew me

how low can I go

with my logo

Uncle Tom Sawyer’s

red regrets

a moving picture rushes

toward a redirect

respect is a no-no

and we neglect

to hold our ground again

like H&M

like Vogue Brazil

Like Harlem —

I guess we still niggers

till we pardoned.