實可 / Indeed

“The truth is, they are getting smart,” E.B. Crocker

they look down even with contempt 
upon our newer, rougher civilization 
they do not identify 
with our country      their great care 
is to be buried at home
though our demand for them daily 
increases        we want 10,000 
of them          we want 100,000
we want a half 
a million to bring the price 
of labor down           there shall be 
500 cubic feet of air 
between them          restrictions 
made upon their testimony 
against white men       they shall not walk 
on our sidewalks or marry 
a native man or woman       all this
and they will keep the Negro 
steady       they are quiet
good cooks         good 
at almost everything 
they are put at          indeed 
the only trouble is
we cannot talk to them