Floatworthy

by flammeusgladius

Floatworthy

These made-up names like “Ta-Nehisi Coates”
Are funny, but you must suppress your smile.
Just like a witch, a frowning bokor floats.
These made-up names – like Ta-Nehisi Coates—
Are serious, you racist! Let your notes
Reflect that truth! No laughing in this aisle!
These made-up names like “Ta-Nehisi Coates”
Are funny — but you must suppress your smile.

–Tom Riley

Ta-Nehisi Coates