"Neatly, by disregard or puzzled demurral,
I’ve removed myself
from the boredom of burdens shaped by obligation."
LAZARUS IS A BLACK MAN
"There is no Lazarus
Like the black man,
For I am the lowly Lazarus of America."
“It wasn’t that Mr. Fagg saw something in me. It’s that he saw nothing. Exactly nothing. To him I was just like all the other children....”