Romella Kitchens

Rookie - 160 Points (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

Romella Kitchens Poems

41. The Allen Chronicles 10/21/2014
42. Marginalization 11/9/2014
43. The Double Standard: Growing Up In Wilkinsburg, Pa 1/17/2015
44. The Day Of Living Angels 9/30/2014
45. Revolution, Revolution, Revolu - 10/1/2014
46. The Technology Of Love 9/30/2014
47. East St. Louis 8/15/2014
48. What Rusts In The Rain: For The Memory Of William S. Burroughs 2/22/2014
49. The Intimacy Of Isolation 3/7/2014
50. Letter To The Aging 4/21/2014
51. Broken-Hearted Blues 10/21/2013
52. The Boston Marathon 2013 4/17/2013
53. Oregon 2/20/2014
54. Brown Sugar Babies 6/26/2013
55. The Immigrants 10/2/2014
56. Pacifism 10/17/2013
57. La Tombre Sin Nombre 10/15/2013
58. It Is All Etched In Crayola 1/29/2014

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It Is All Etched In Crayola

A Poem For Pete Seeger:
It Is All Etched In Crayolas, January 28,2015

It is the coldest day, it is always the coldest
when I read Pete Seeger has died.
Cars pass outside, and men who have stayed
out all night at the local bars pass paying life dues
down slippery hills of ice never knowing their real
names or identities. I imagine his fingers fine on his banjo.
Yes, there, he had this face, this clear identity.
Black child laying on warm carpet, crayolas and paper
when I first saw him on television singing about freedom
and social change just like ...

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Cobblestones and red bricks.
Orphaned branches brushing our arms.
When I was little, going
to the candy store in our
neighborhood meant everything.

It was owned by a very light skinned
Black man named “Mr. Mack.”
He told jokes. He was kind. He was laughter.

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