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Jump

The summer was    
Preoccupied            
By Mr. Freeze pops,        
An open fire hydrant        
And colorful hair beads,          
In the 70s            
Urban stratosphere            
That imparted        
A down home        
Feel            
Where people            
Actually knew            
their neighbors,            
You received            
Sex education            
In a book called            
“Where Did I Come From?”            
And the transfer            
Of wealth            
Through            
Tort, confiscation            
And even divorce,            
For example,            
Would have probably            
Made you “collectivist”            
Back then.            
And I only imagine            
The ways in which            
Implicit            
Culture            
Hid            
Outright.            
Lurking            
Within            
And without            
The stories            
From children            
Who            
Didn’t have            
The language            
To tell            
What actually            
Happened            
To them,            
So we            
Jumped            
Rope (double dutch)       
In and out            
Of rhythm            
With songs          
like "Travesty"          
Not only            
As a game (apparently)            
But to            
Narrate            
The healing            
From accidents            
That were            
Otherwise            
Incommunicable
   
     
(And together we whooped it).
Nari
Written by Nari (Laura Jean)
Published | Edited 17th Nov 2018
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