We Real Cool

Brooks, Gwendolyn

Read By: John Ulrich

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.

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Gwendolyn Brooks, "We Real Cool," from The Bean Eaters. Copyright © 1960 by Gwendolyn Brooks. Used by permission of Harpers.