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Lucille Clifton

Baltimore, Maryland
Friday, January 3, 2003

Miss Rosie

Rating: 3.9
when I watch you
wrapped up like garbage
sitting, surrounded by the smell
of too old potato peels
or
when I watch you
in your old man's shoes
with the little toe cut out
sitting, waiting for your mind
like next week's grocery
I say
when I watch you
you wet brown bag of a woman
who used to be the best looking gal in Georgia
used to be called the Georgia Rose
I stand up
through your destruction
I stand up
Lucille Clifton
COMMENTS
Dr Antony Theodore 16 July 2020
when I watch you in your old man's shoes with the little toe cut out sitting, waiting for your mind like next week's grocery. very fine poem. tony
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Sad yet crafted very magnificently.... Thanks for sharing.....10 .
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Edward Kofi Louis 16 July 2020
Too old potato peels! ! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Mahtab Bangalee 16 July 2020
lost the pain of lose everywhere flowers are very beautiful to look but after fading away it's throw-able but the love in heart for the love is very sensible never wanna to be faded away no one can rub out forever love the eternal scar in the eternal entity SOUL
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Manonton Dalan 07 December 2015
I remember my aunt with man's shoes
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Colleen Courtney 15 May 2014
Sad and tender write on how what we experience in our lives can have such devaststing effects on our aesthetics. Nicely written piece.
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This poem is a very sad poem. It tells of a life of struggling! No good luck, but bad luck towards the end of her life.
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