A Poem for My Baby Brother Who Has Gone Away to School and is On His Own for the First Time in His Life

Faces of two Black children

Lucious Hightower

Cover for Southern Exposure's Southern Black Utterances Today cover featuring a woodcut print of a Black man's face gazing upward, by Atlanta artist Lucious Hightower

This article originally appeared in Southern Exposure Vol. 3 No. 1, "Southern Black Utterances Today." Find more from that issue here.

Baby brother,

keep an eye

on your mind,


They'll hide it

from you.