Sharpton had led a series of protest marches through Bensonhurst after Hawkins was killed.
One of poems is titled “For Mrs. Hawkins” and is “in memory of Yusuf Hawkins.”
One of the white kids pulled a gun and shot 16-year-oldYusef Hawkins dead.
The cold winter wind: Well, looks like the hawk is getting ready to hit the scene and send temperatures down
[1900+ Black; origin unknown; perhaps fr the strong biting quality of such a wind]