Nina Simone Explains Delusions to John Roberts

What unique perspective does a minority student bring to a physics class?
—Chief Justice John Roberts, US Supreme Court, Fisher v. Texas,
December 9, 2015


We were each once innocent—without the protection
Of our lies. Without dragons that each time revealed


Incrementally celebrate the not really and never were.
What passed coolly over forgotten pools and river rock—


Fused between unnamed prairie and unknown delta—
Still stretches unbroken without proclamation. We called


For the dead dog because toddlers do not understand death.
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