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November 3, 2003
The poem “Another Brown Man” deals with the way someone deals with the death of a friend and coworker. The poem is about a Cuban man that works in a cigar factory. He is a man that is liked by the people around him. He teases the women he encounters at work. The author describes the mans dead body and said, “It practiced stillness”. He says that he hears the funeral music and hears the Cuban mans voice. Then when the man turns around the man is not there. Everywhere he saw the man before, he cant find him now.