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There is something about that space
Where dreams are not yet realized
And not yet lost

I think it’s clear to all of us
That won or lost
Some things are worth
Anything they cost

Too often
I’ve thought of myself
As Hip Hop’s unrequited lover
Bottom brother
Same mother
Different father
Who while present
Couldn’t be bothered
Because of the strains
His worldview had him under
What separatism heralds
Let hugs put asunder

Oh Wonder Walls
And wonder years
San Mig Light and Lime
Hold my tears

I still feel her
Though I’ve aged
So many years since then
I wish I had been man enough
To be her friend
Truth is I loved to see her happy
But I couldn’t stand him
Even though I knew
It really wasn’t his fault

Ah, it was all for the best
I’m better
For having passed that test
Gained some angst
With which to testify
Strength to cry and laugh

I need a Sylvia Plath
Who teaches math
With hypnotic hips
And Dascha Polanco’s Lips




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