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  137.     

Die Andere (The Other)

children grow in other people’s houses
collecting bits and pieces of nuance and unrhyme

sponging feelings left in turbid air to dry
no wonder to be left alone to fend

with latch unkeyed, they wander through
blank hallways tripping over unmet

obligation, horrid disciples of impotent
gods, leftover sympathies strained by

circumstance, immobilized, till one day
the leaking of stagnant water passes through

the crevice in the center of the floor.


(Previously published in Gangway, Apr.2003)
 
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  138.     

Differences

What is the difference between a black man and a white man?
Is there a difference between a Japanese and a Chinese?
A Bosnian and a Serb?
How about the difference between a Protestant and a Catholic?
A Muslim and a Jew?
Or a capitalist and a socialist?
What is the difference really?
A woman and a man, there must be a difference
Mustn’t there be?
Oh, what’s the difference what the difference is? !
The difference is
A beautiful thing.
Thank God for the difference.
Imagine a world without difference,
How would you feel about that?
Indifferent, of course.
So why don’t we all just stop our moaning and
Complaining and go out there and

Make a difference.
It’s a beautiful thing.


(Previously published by Stroll of Poets Society, July 2000)
 
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  139.     

Distinction

Class is

A state of mind

Not

A state of wallet.


(Previously published in Panic! Brixton Poetry, Oct 2000)
 
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  140.     

Dowdy Won't Doody

She looks radiant today
What is it
I mean
Let's be honest she's had the
Dowdy, frumpy look for quite awhile
But
What is it that's different
A new hairdo? new lipstick?
It couldn't be a face-lift, could it?

No.

But I don't get it. She looks terrific!
What do you think it is?

I think they call it self-esteem.
 
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