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Enzo Silon Surin

Enzo Silon Surin, Haitian-born poet, educator, speaker, and social advocate, is the author of When My Body Was A Clinched Fist (Black Lawrence Press, 2020). He is Professor of English at Bunker Hill Community College and founding editor and publisher at Central Square Press. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

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When Night Fills with Premature Exits

Is there a place where black men can go
to be beautiful? Is there light there? Touch?

Is there comfort or room to raise their black
sons as anything other than a future asterisk,

at risk to be asteroid or rogue planet but not
comet—to be studded with awe and clamor

and admired for radial trajectories across
a dark sky made of asphalt and moonshine

to be celebs and deemed a magnificent sight?