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        after Lucille Clifton

my mom has paid more than necessary
and my dad is gone
and the water’s back on
and my brother’s worked
every damn night
me and my sister watched hello
and goodbye like
morning cartoons
good times
good times

my dad sits and waits for pork roll
and my grandma is happy he’s home
and everybody is drunk
and the dining room is scategory turned
nigga i will beat your ass
and i’m asleep upstairs drenched in loud
oh these good ass times
good times
good times

and no we weren’t children
for long oh good
times good
good times
times gone

by Danielle P. Williams
from the her collection “Who All Gon Be There”