The Bronze Titan

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The Bronze Titan


Larry Wiggs

Ahmad Maceo Eldridge Cleaver

was Eldridge and Kathleen Cleaver’s only son

For him there was only one book anybody needed, the Qu’ran

But, he did share with me a book entitled Jesus

He also suggested I read Panther Baby by Jamal Joseph

I took heed to everything this brotha shared with me

After all, the Black Panthers impressed me immensely

Irrespective of his contradiction, citing the two book additions

I would never call my dear brotha a hypocrite

There I found myself listening to Miles Davis

Munching on Oreos, laying on an air mattress, in a tent

Only minutes after applying to one foot an ointment

A foot cream — see I had a nasty foot fungus, disgusting

Then I thought, well damn, this is how I’m living

I might as well share it like some Cribs on MTV

So I snapped a photo hoping to get a laugh after posting the picture to IG

Some friends sent giggling emojis supporting me

Marquis especially wrote that my life was like an urban monk, indeed

Anthony replied with a power fist salute to my spunk

One more detail I must mention or I’ll be remissed

I also wore one sock to prevent the spread of the ointment

7 days later many things became clear

The world received news we didn’t want to hear

It was 7 days thereafter when Nipsey’s body went limp

And remember just 7 days prior I was in that tent

What’s curious about these facts is that

When I saw Nipsey’s body carried out on that gurney

I noticed his body still wore one sock on his left foot

I felt shook

7 days earlier

I was eating Oreos,

Listening to Miles Davis,

Reading Panther Baby,

While wearing one sock on my right foot,

in that tent


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