DEAR OPPORTUNITY, 1945 Unfortunately it appears there has been a bit of bait & switch Kitchen duty (no sir) Latrine-mopping (no sir) Butter-cutting (no sir) Trash-collecting (no sir) Uncle Sam advertised new skills – FREE education snappy uniform with a stipend Black & White WACs alike but (no sir) black strike arrest - court-martial temporary insanity (no sir) useless defense O opportunity separate but equal is a chokehold bound to get checked her foot her note her voice her disobedience her foot her note her voice her defiance WAC Privates Mary Green Johnny Murphy Anna Morrison Alice Young
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Stacy’s poems, plays, and visual art have been published in Black Arts Quarterly, New American Writing, Foglifter, The Georgia Review, and elsewhere. He is a Cave Canem poetry fellow, and recipient of an individual artist grant from the San Francisco Arts Commission. He has been a contributing editor of Foglifter literary journal and was formerly on the board of directors of ZYZZYVA literary journal.