Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, SICK AFRICAN, by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS

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First Line: Wm. Yates, colored
Last Line: Too weak to stand.
Subject(s): African Americans

Wm. Yates, colored,
Lies in bed reading
The Bible --
And recovering from
A dose of epididymitis
Contracted while Grace
Was pregnant with
The twelve day old
There sits Grace, laughing,
Too weak to stand.

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