supply and demand
by Evie Shockley
the more black boys you have, the more you want.
you act like we’re swimming in black boys.
you can’t keep black boys in your pocket.
if you had a million black boys, what would you do with them?
do you think we’re made of black boys?
your black boys are all tied up in property.
black boys won’t solve all your problems.
you don’t just find black boys lying in the street.
it takes black boys to make black boys.
most people don’t know how to save black boys.
black boys don’t grow on trees.
“supply and demand,” from SEMIAUTOMATIC by Evie Shockley. Copyright © 2017 by Evie Shockley. Used by permission of Wesleyan University Press.