Black Friday Blues

Here comes Black Friday,
but I wanna a Green New Deal
Here comes Black Friday,
but I wanna a Green New Deal
With a whole lotta street heat
just to keep it real…

Here comes Cyber Monday,
but I want some Single-Payer
Here comes Cyber Monday,
but I want some Single-Payer—
You can pay for it—
You’re the “greatest purveyor!”

Here comes Giving Tuesday,
I want affordable homes for all
Here comes Giving Tuesday,
I want affordable homes for all—
We’d be half way there,
Weren’t for Boss Tweet’s wall!

Raymond Nat Turner is a NYC poet privileged to have read at the Harriet Tubman Centennial Symposium. He is Artistic Director of the stalwart JazzPoetry Ensemble UpSurge and has appeared at numerous festivals and venues including the Monterey Jazz Festival and Panafest in Ghana West Africa. He currently is Poet-in-Residence at Black Agenda Report. Turner has opened for such people as James Baldwin, People’s Advocate Cynthia McKinney, radical sportswriter Dave Zirin and CA Congresswoman Barbara Lee following her lone vote against attacking Afghanistan. He is Co-Chair of the NY Chapter National Writers Union (NWU). Read other articles by Raymond Nat, or visit Raymond Nat's website.