was always right around the corner
-- a 50's drugstore --
milkshakes for a quarter -- black
coffee in thick white mugs --
white boys in duck tails
pouring Crown Cola
over black girls in white dresses --
newsreels just couldn't do it justice -- even
colorized years later --
the shock of red -- how
you never saw their faces
in the same light again -- how
every year the price went up -- how
the trouble was never quite
the endless rewinds
the multiplication of names
on marble walls
2 thoughts on “Normal…”
How true…in these last 5 years……I often wonder what happend to people all over that forced such dramatic and chaotic changes to the norms I grew up with….
Thank you for your support and encouragement these many years.
I hope you are well, and doing well in your life.