1988

Tracy Chapman's music was everywhere.
Life at nineteen, teeming with poetry!
I worked at David's Cookies in Harvard Square

with Becca, Melvin, Mark. In Cambridge, there
were bookstores, two per block --- and sometimes three!
Tracy Chapman's music was everywhere.

Undergraduate women, dark and fair,
were much too lovely for the likes of me
working at David's Cookies in Harvard Square.


Morrissey began his solo career.
I drove Dad's Cadillac quite cautiously.
Tracy Chapman's music was everywhere.

September came. I breathed the warm dry air
of California. Oh, what joy to be
a continent away from Harvard Square!

Not yet in college, working for a year,
I earned six bucks an hour, gratefully.
Tracy Chapman's music was everywhere
from Santa Monica to Harvard Square.





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Written on 2020-08-15 at 07:44

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jim The PoetBay support member heart!
I agree with Afrodite on both accounts, the glimpse of your nineteen year old self is especially nice.
2020-08-15


AFRODITE STATHI
Loved to read about your life.I think this is excellent work.
2020-08-15