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We Real Cool

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With all the talk I’ve been hearing of school drop out rates, I’m reminded of this

by Gwendolyn Books

The pool players.
Seven at the Golden Shovel.

We real cool. We
Left school. We

Lurk late. We
Strike straight. We

Sing sin. We
Thin gin. We

Jazz June. We
Die soon

© 1959 by Gwendolyn Brooks