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The only storm

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The only storm I will endure is you,

Now throw my clothing out onto the streets;

Neighbors do often look the other way,

Their kindness warms my heart; You make it leak.

For comfort I should seek my Continue reading The only storm

Is this Paris?

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So take me down to Paris then,
Take me to the corner.
Green can meet and blush;
All the secrets kept can rush out while we eat.
Oysters and spice,
Won’t it be great?
We’ll know the maitre d and wife,
Won’t it be great!
We’ll have our favorite seats, Continue reading Is this Paris?

The One That Got Away

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I wonder if it happens to you, M. 

I wonder what would have happened if you’d have taken that train with me to Montauk.

We were better off getting drunk outside Tompkins square park in the good loving sun of July. Those boots you put on were the Pallisadoes. They should have been your birthright. Boots for feet. Whose were they? You were in flip flops and a short black skirt when I picked you up, and three gin and tonics later you were circling the column in those long brown that covered your sweet best.

You slapped Continue reading The One That Got Away

The Black Grandma

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New York City. 2:15pm. Downtown 4 train.
Now I know some of you might have heard about me. I am the black grandma. “Oh, I heard a the black grandma. Yeah, I heard she making a mess, and she running around trains; and she handing out literature.”
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You can avoid me now. Or, you can avoid me later. But you cannot avoid my cookies.
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There is an evil running this government—did you try and trip me—there is an evil running through this country, and no Continue reading The Black Grandma