White City, by Alfonso Colasuonno

At 13, he was a Klansman

though born of the union

of a Puerto Rican and a

half Jew but he looked

passable enough

and it didn’t

even matter that he

was a queer because

he could speak lies

and anything else is

just hearsay, anyway.

 

He was raised in a

white city and his

ramparts had to be

fortified.

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