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JIMMY WARNER DESIGN,
Dresser, Rose, (nhrn)
Knows for Sure Before I Walk In
Rose and her clients like to
talk about my ex girlfriend,
the ex I jumped out of a moving taxi to get away from.
The same babe who showed up in a mink coat and shoes
at a sausage shop in the square, shivering from March cold.
Later, as the sun appeared, she flashed me, frontal nudity
out there in the alley, on our way to my studio - to doodle
Rose, my hair dresser, knows all, but only nods
and offers occasional uh-huhs and smiles –
a young, beautiful black lady from New Orleans
with the same first name as my flashy ex-girlfriend.
Then, we got on the vague subject of the mayor.
So, I asked her if she thought he reneged and she said,
“No. He just re-nigged.” Those were her words not mine.
Rose was only joking, I thought, until she said,
“especially during Katrina … oh, wait”, she paused,
“that hasn’t happened yet, has it?”
Maybe she thought I was from the future too.
I didn’t know what Katrina was until years later …
So the other day the grandson announces,
“The boy up the end of the block is from the future.”
I had to ask, “He told you that? “
“Nope”, said the grandson, “I just figured it out.
They’re all coming here, you know.”
I would like to acknowledge and thank
Mr. Tom Sanchez-Prunier for his help on this, also the onion rings.
Photo by Eugene Brown
Copyright Jimmy Warner, 2011
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