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a moment in time


it’s a cold dark
perhaps rainy night
in detroit, michigan
in the early 1930’s
a young man
hails a taxi 
to get to his job on the docks

he looks at the driver
and says
you know,
after we are both married
and have kids
and after the war

thirty years from now
your youngest daughter
will marry my oldest son

and we two will become
fast friends
not likely,
since one was black and
one was white
and they probably
wouldn’t be able to
ride in the same car
in the  ‘30’s
in detroit

but eighty years later
I still like to picture it

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  1. Date: 10/24/2011 5:54:00 PM
    Awesome write. You are an artiste, Love,Vie

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    Date: 10/24/2011 6:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you. It was a true delight to see both Dad's enjoy each other. They first met at my wedding. KJ
  1. Date: 7/7/2011 11:11:00 AM
    When I welcomed you to PoetrySoup I hoped that you would continue your writing and share it with us. Today I am asking you to please continue your poetry writing. Just write what is in your heart as that is where the best poetry comes from. I will stop back soon and hope to be able to read some new poetry from you at that time KJ. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/28/2011 6:46:00 AM
    Creative and nice visuals with great images, keep you pen a-flowing, KJ