Today’s Antojo of the Day is a complex personal favorite from the talented Gwendolyn Brooks. Excerpts from “The Blackstone Rangers” (Part III: “Gang Girls”):
a rose in a whiskey glass.
Februaries shudder and are gone. Aprils
fret frankly, lilac hurries on.
Mary! Mary Ann!
Settle for sandwiches! settle for stocking caps!
for sudden blood, aborted carnival,
the props and niceties of non-loneliness—
the rhymes of Leaning.
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