Treasure Island

Sterling A. Brown

Poems of Sterling A. Brown

1. Old Lem 1/20/2003
2. Riverbank Blues 1/20/2003
3. Slim Greer in Hell 1/20/2003
4. Southern Road 1/20/2003

Riverbank Blues

A man git his feet set in a sticky mudbank,
A man git dis yellow water in his blood,
No need for hopin', no need for doin',
Muddy streams keep him fixed for good.

Little Muddy, Big Muddy, Moreau and Osage,
Little Mary's, Big Mary's, Cedar Creek,
Flood deir muddy water roundabout a man's roots,
Keep him soaked and stranded and git him weak.

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