Black Poetry : Six Coin Sunday

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  1. N2urSoul

    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    It's a
    cowardly blue
    six coin Sunday

    My panties mix with
    your workshirt
    red with gray
    the white on your
    nametag already bled
    in too
    Ten thousand dollars
    wouldn't erase the burn
    of it off of your chest;
    an ego red
    with a mere reminder
    that you live life in a
    nametag existence

    Laundromat soap
    washes the sober and drunk alike
    the deaf and dumb
    young and numb
    I'm the only queen
    in this joint, minus a crown
    the rest are my secret
    competitors
    losing to a game of spades
    they never knew they
    entered
    to a housedressed black woman

    I linger in the doorway
    -- one-sided conversations with God
    battling the static from a short-wave
    radio
    God doesn't have a chance
    to win out before I have to
    surrender more quarters

    Idly, I wonder what sex
    would be like on a strip
    of active washers-- the cost
    of a half hour and the
    spin cycle metaphor
    "easy to use"

    You won't step foot in here--
    missing out on the tangle of
    voices and humming
    -- especially the way the
    third machine needs an
    angry hip and a curse word
    to operate

    Its not me you're embarrased of
    rusting in here like a car
    on cinderblocks half covered
    by dust and leaves
    daring to touch ribs
    Its the look of me
    -- a discount store icon
    lugging a laundry basket
    down the street
    in barely-there flip flops

    My inhale - exhale action
    begs to be broken of you
    Its not as tragic as you
    make it; only 3 degrees of
    regrettable

    Apathy infects like a virus
    smiling at you from the
    porthole window
    of a dryer
    face pressed
    against steamed glass
    expressionless
    and drunk on pity
    chasing you in circles
    60 rpms

    I'm how you feel
    at the end of the day
    -- cowardly blue --

    six coin Sunday




    (c) 2002 FINDING SO(u)LUTIONS
     
  2. Hunter

    Hunter Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I love it when you make change with your poetry!!

    *coined phrases*

    :heart:
     
  3. UbZoRbShUn

    UbZoRbShUn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    man I was spendin my six coins today... and then I had to spend more because I got a bootleg dryer. I loved ya peace




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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    sunday madness

    wit da coins
    so i used my six cent
    but need more ****!
    but i agree i love how u make change :)
     
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    this is an incredible piece of poetry

    I love being able to be in the 'moment' when I read. I was there with you, flowing with your words, N2. Awesome pictoral!

    My kind of poetry, my sista! Thank you

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  6. N2urSoul

    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hey sistah.....thank you for not taking any wooden nickels :lol:

    Glad you enjoyed the read!

    Always :heart:

    N2
     
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    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Zorbie

    Gurl you are definitely a nut! :lol: Don't ya' just hate gettin' hooked up with a bogus machine at the laundr-o-mat! :lol:

    **** them folks who be ownin' them joynts....I know about their conspiracy :D they aim to make us spend "time & money" by the grip.... and ya' clothes be 'questionably' clean!!

    I call them Whomp-o-mats cause they always take your loot! :D


    :lol: Zorb, you a trip sistah! :lol:

    thanks for the read!

    N2
     
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    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    $$RICH$$

    Sunday madness is cool when you're deep in thought! :)

    Thanks for the read my brotha....

    Much :heart:

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    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Sustah A

    I'm glad to know this is an 'Alyce' type read! I'm very glad you felt that you could walk right in on this lady & her relationship thoughts while she was washing clothes.

    Thank you kindly, sistah frynd!

    N2
     
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    I can't tell you enough bout how good you are at what you do!

    Madd Love
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