Poem twenty

we used to be little girls

playing on Cleveland streets

enjoying our youth

eating penny candy and playing hopscotch

running to the corner store for our mamas.

we used to be teenage girls

playing on Cleveland streets

enjoying our youth

drinking cheap beers and smoking weed

courting relationships with grown men.

we used to be young women in our twenties

enjoying our youth

snorting good drugs and faking it til we made it

waking up wanting to not wake up.

we are older young women in our thirtes

holding on to youth

drinking morning coffee and going to sleep at eleven

thanking the Most High for Its Grace.

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About monalisasrandomthoughts

I craft people poems. I laugh out-loud. I love all things. Everything is about order. My movements are chess. Everything to me calculates. I just look like this.
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2 Responses to Poem twenty

  1. tiffany says:

    Love this poem Bff!!!!

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