by: Langston Hughes (1902-1967)
- HEN the
old junk man Death
- Comes to gather up our bodies
- And toss them into the sack of oblivion,
- I wonder if he will find
- The corpse of a white multi-millionaire
- Worth more pennies of eternity,
- Than the black torso of
- A Negro cotton-picker?
POEMS BY LANGSTON HUGHES
"Question " was originally
published in Crisis, March 1922.