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The Zebra's Stripes.

   It's not that I I don't
   Hate anyone I don't or any race it's
   Just that I love the white race
   You see it in the natural world

   Beasts of the same kind
   choose to live together and apart
   From other beasts
   But not too far from those they hunt / The lion

   not too far from the zebra and another thing
   the zebra's stripes are no / Metaphor blacks and whites
   are nothing like a zebra's stripes
   The zebra is a black his mother

   is a whore
   The black stripes are his skin
   Not stripes / The white is her
   Looseness in him
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Author:McCrae, Shane
Publication:Colorado Review: A Journal of Contemporary Literature
Article Type:Poem
Date:Jun 22, 2013
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