LISTEN

You can find

The Lord and Savior

Ordering a seafood roti

On Gates and Linden

 

Bible study is canceled

Jah is sure to come in for

Saturday sorrel

Bun and cheese

 

They will sit

Talk loc maintenance

Speculate about real estate trends

Trade cooking secrets

 

Auntie will call greetings from the kitchen

They will answer that they are blessed

Lester will set down a duffle bag of DVDs

To play a sample movie

 

They will shake their heads politely

Jah will ask for Bob’s1980 Peace Concert

Lester will promise to have it next week

The lord will remind him he said that last week


Drawn by word or dream

Neighborhood kids will press their faces

Between the beef patty ad and faded jook-jook posters

Will be invited in for patties and coco bread

 

They will squeeze onto laps

Scrape chairs along checkerboard tiles

Clamor to their rightful place

Listen

 

I will

Eaves drop

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