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Memphis Shall Be Waste And Desolate

Suddenly uncomfortable
to stay at my grandfather's house—
(actually his third new wife's) ,
in her daughter's bedroom
—one interminable summer
with nothing to do,
all the meals served cold,
even beans and peas...

Lacking the words to describe
(ah!)those pearl-lustrous estuaries—
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Thursday, August 15, 2019
Topic(s) of this poem: history
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