SECTION EIGHT
POETRY PAGE ONE

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COLUMN 104, APRIL 1, 2004
(Copyright 2004 The Blacklisted Journalist)

 

DUSKUS INTERRUPTUS

(Boulder Landscape)

If only the Whole
World could be like this!"Writes my student
In her notebook
As we toss beer empties
Into the dumpster
At Varsity Townhouses
And scan the horizon
For noncaucasians  ##

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3 DeKoonings

Under bough folds, a poor woman sleeps poorly
In the complex branches, a broken neck's angle fits
Off to the side don't look go off to the side off   ##

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KULAFASO! CELEBRATION FOR THE FEAST OF FEASTS!

                                    --as sung by Papa Susso to Bob Holman

Folks! It's celebration time
The whole Village is celebrating
We've come together so let's celebrate
How can we celebrate New Years?
I got a good idea
I got it from the griot, Papa Susso
(What a voice he has!)
(Also not a bad kora player)
Let's go visit Jojo Diggery, aka Jekere Bayo
Why shall we do that? you may ask
Let's ask Papa " Papa, why visit Mister Jekere Bayo?
Only one reason, Bob " he is the richest man in the village
And once he hears our poem about New Years
He'll shower us with positivity in the form of cash
With which we can fuel the Celebration
And make everyone happier and more joyous
And prosperous to the extreme in the New Year
We'll dedicate this to all the businessmen
So that Jekere Bayo won't feel like he's the only patron
We can do this poem at the Bowery Poetry Club
And we can record this song and all our fans can shower
Us with their greenery, their fine dances and great jokes 

We know how to celebrate!
Kulafaso! Kulafaso!
Without the poem there can be no celebration
Without the poem there can be no New Year!
Happy New Year to the Whole Village from Papa & Bob
(This message was brought to you by Jekere Bayo)  ##


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