Monthly Archives: June 2020

Sidewalk Songs 1957

My cousin Marty Wanted to be a star. All summer that year He sweated on the corner of Valentine Avenue and 196th Street With three of his friends Singing a cappella love songs. Marty had a pompadour and Tight black … Continue reading

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Tabular Rasa

I will never be able to write real poetry because I do not know how to make tabs work on my computer If I had a typewriter I could be a real contender Making poems located in the middle of … Continue reading

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I Have an Animus

Defined as hostility or ill feeling I had to look up the word. I have an animus For a neighbor Who used the expression “greasy Jews” to describe men she rejected. I think of my animus as a small mouse-like … Continue reading

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Pop Culture

All morning I look at the clock Waiting for the moment I can announce that I think I’ll have some popcorn. If it’s Too early then I have nothing to look forward to later. Too late and my stomach feels … Continue reading

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Tripping the Light

I can’t dance Unless I’m tripping Then I am gripped By the music, you know I found that secret in dream town when I was Down and out Panhandling at the intersection of Haight and Asbury That night about eight … Continue reading

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