Poetry Appearing in Poetry In Motion® Portland

Ragtime

Kevin Young

Like hot food
I love you
like warm
bread & cold
cuts, butter
sammiches
or, days later, after
Thanksgiving
when I want
whatever's left

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"Ragtime" by Kevin Young from Jelly Roll: A Blues. Copyright © 2003 by Kevin Young. Reprinted with the permission of Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House, Inc.

 

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