Akua Lezli Hope


Akua Lezli Hope Poems

1. Fuel For Beginners For Lisadean 3/31/2005
2. Chock Full O' Nuts 3/31/2005

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Chock Full O' Nuts

The Gap stands where
you took me for
cream cheese on date nut bread
my favorite sandwich, warm in
then palace of heavenly coffee

Where democratic counters gleamed
and seats spiraled to lift
my smaller self upward

Where, yes, in my lifetime
we were always seated and served,
a black girl child and her mother
hangin’ out in the empire city

Only you inhabit this memory
We, together in the shopping endeavor,
nourishing and sheltering after that special work
for you, a pleasure I never fully understood

Where you offer choices ...

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