"If You Are Over Staying Woke" (Morgan Parker)

"Get bored. Complain about the weather. Keep a corkscrew in your purse. Swipe right sometimes. Don’t smile unless you want to. Sleep in. Don’t see the news. Remember what the world is like for white people. Listen to cricket songs. Floss. Take pills."

"Get bored. Complain
about the weather.
Keep a corkscrew
in your purse.
Swipe right
sometimes.
Don’t smile
unless you want
to. Sleep in.
Don’t see the news.
Remember what
the world is like
for white people.
Listen to
cricket songs.
Floss. Take pills."

U.S.A. / 2015

Published in PoetryNow. Read the full text on The Poetry Foundation's website: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poems/detail/58028

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