Lorenzo Thomas Poems

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1.
Back In The Day

When we were boys
We called each other 'Man'
With a long n
Pronounced as if a promise
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2.
The Leopard

The eyeballs on her behind are like fire
Leaping and annoying
The space they just passed
Just like fire would do
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3.
Downtown Boom

There are no gospel singers
Anymore
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4.
Dirge For Amadou Diallo

It is hard to have your son die
In a distant land
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5.
Equinox

There may be other roles you recognize
Sailors at nightwatch
Soldiers on picket
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6.
Ailerons & Elevators

The backward see
The wise don't say a word
Three dreams, one foolish
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7.
Inauguration

The land was there before us
Was the land. Then things
Began happening fast. Because
The bombs us have always work
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8.
Mmdccxiii 1/2

The cruelty of ages past affects us now
Whoever it was who lived here lived a mean life
Each door has locks designed for keys unknown
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9.
My Office

I've spent the last 10 years
In other people's offices
Learning the alphabet of nods and eyebrows
And pursed lips, straining for the purse
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