Frank O'Hara
Baltimore, Maryland
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The Day Lady Died

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It is 12:20 in New York a Friday
three days after Bastille day, yes
it is 1959 and I go get a shoeshine
because I will get off the 4:19 in Easthampton
at 7:15 and then go straight to dinner
and I don't know the people who will feed me

I walk up the muggy street beginning to sun
and have a hamburger and a malted and buy
an ugly NEW WORLD WRITING to see what the poets
in Ghana are doing these days
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Jetty J Newnham 16 November 2012
I love this poem not once does he mention her name the real day music died
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