"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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