Morgan Parker


Self-portrait as Jay-Z

Sleepy as a motherfucker
Tall as burning bush  Man I’m high
                                                    enough to shoot
with no hands             change my name
        after revolution              knock down
he who does not feel me
        make that shit look easy

If                  we all hustlers
        in love with the same thing,
why are my people strung
                                           up on clothing lines
why      means necessary

Have you heard
        I come from the streets
I hustle harder        but look better from behind

I’ll fucking murder you, pig!!!!!                For something
to do with my mouth              (then everyone laughs,
their shoulders bob up
        and down in tweed blazers)