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"HATHAWAY" by Donnelle McGee

Updated: Nov 16, 2019

And so there it is

He sits hard on the curb waiting for the lean in

Barrel close

Cuffs tight

These conditions heavy

He’s my brother

I hear you Donny

But he’s heavy

They heavy

White police

Brown police

Black police

In between

They heavy Donny


Donnelle McGee is the author of GHOST MAN, a novel (Sibling Rivalry Press), SHINE, a novella (Sibling Rivalry Press), and NAKED, a collection of poetry (Unbound Content). He earned his MFA from Goddard College. He is a faculty member at Mission College in Santa Clara, California. His work has appeared in Controlled Burn, Colere, Haight Ashbury Literary Journal, Home Planet News, Iodine Poetry Journal, Permafrost, River Oak Review, The Spoon River Poetry Review, and Willard & Maple, among others. He also serves as the Lead Poetry Editor for Clockhouse. His work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.


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