Tuesday, March 25, 2008
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25 White Street
Cambridge, MA 02140
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Arlington, MA 02474
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Cambridge, MA 02138
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318 Squire Road
Monday, March 24, 2008
Taking place in Revere at 318 Squire Road on Friday April 18, 2008 at 7:30 P.M. All of you poets and lyricists out there, come down to The Jump Off to get your voice heard. Sick poems and verses will be published in an upcoming book by J-Rock Publishing. Should be an interesting night yall, make sure you come and check it out. Check back soon for more updates on this event...
An Elder’s Tale
I am an elderly man, the last
remaining solider of the Israelite army.
I once believed in convenient worship and desired
to remain on familiar grounds. For who wants to live,
better yet, who wants to die in an unknown land
and be buried by strangers?
We wished Moses
would have let us be as comfort greatly outweighs truth.
None of us believed what this prophet promised
about a strange protection we knew nothing of.
It is hard to believe in things you can’t see, but then we seen
as a powerful wind turned water into land and we were allowed
to cross. The Egyptians followed, but they were perused
by a sea that was not as kind to them. Submerged, still
chariot wheels were the last we saw of them
and the sound of dead Egyptian soldiers being swallowed
by the Red Sea was drowned out and replaced by tambourines
and trumpets which began playing inside of me on this day
and have not stopped since…
Ghosts of the Playground
Remaining leaves try to
crawl over basketball court fences
as I walk past the park stepping
over bones scattered on the asphalt.
I see Earl “The Goat” Manigault
standing on a ladder threading a net through
iron tassels on the rim.
I see Richard “Pee Wee” Kirkland
with a broom sweeping dirt
and sand towards the sidelines.
I see James “Fly” Williams
with a paint brush touching up the key
making glow it one again.
I see Lewis “Black Magic” Lloyd
with a tape measure making sure
the rim is 10 feet tall.
I see Herman “Helicopter” Knowings
wiping dust off the top of the backboards.
I see Curtis “CJ” Jones
throwing away broken beer bottles
I see Joe “The Destroyer” Hammond
throwing down thunderous jams,
“Seems fine to me.”
People walking by bump into me
and point out how much the baskets
are shaking from the wind.
Now I know who prepares
the courts for nice weather.