Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
I mean it when I say this: THIS BOOK SHOULD BE REQUIRED READING FOR AMERICANS. Fuck Catcher in the Rye (and I loved that book as an adolescent)—make the kids read this.
recorded his album *Pink Moon.* He finished it in a mere four hours,
singing all 11 songs and playing every instrumental track himself. It took years for anyone to appreciate his artistry, but eventually the magazine *Melody Maker* selected *Pink Moon* as number 48 on its list of the “All Time Top 100 Albums.” Here’s one way I suspect your efforts will be similar to Drake’s in 2014, Libra: You will have the ability to get a lot done in a short time. Here are two ways your fate will be different from Drake’s: First, you will have a big pool of trustworthy allies to call on for help. Second, what you produce won’t take nearly as long to get the appreciation it warrants.
I’m a witch woman high
on tobacco and holy water.
I’m a woman delighted with her disasters.
They give me something to do.
A profession of sorts.
Keeps me industrious
and of some serviceable use.