#BlaPoWriMo: Post-#SOTU2018 ruminations

It was a cold morning in the Bottom.
Reading “Trading Twelves” on the Orange Line
I missed my Red Line stop, so I continued
riding (and reading) to the Yellow Line
crossing at L’Enfant Plaza. Already late
for work anyway, I made a detour
and grabbed a hot breakfast to go at Saints’
Paradise Cafe. Picked up The Hill paper
for an update on Tuesday’s #SOTU speech
because it went on forever and I had
my bedtime to keep. Turns out the Negro Caucus
was grumpy all night, sad-faced and wearing
the kente of their African ancestry
around their necks to make a statement.

2 thoughts on “#BlaPoWriMo: Post-#SOTU2018 ruminations

    1. If you haven’t already, check out “Trading Twelves,” a series of letters between Ralph Ellison and Albert Murray in the 50’s. There is even a letter postmarked from Greensboro! Great stuff for writers and artists of all stripes.

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