Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Forgetting Programmed Differences

Woke this morning lay in bed
memories came
summer 1964
walking neighborhood South Side of Chicago eve
with a guitar
invited to play freedom songs
at a CORE meeting
so all could sing
going to the South Side
to visit playful Stanley, photographer met at civil rights training camp
Stanley, wife, twice as old as me
dinner, relaxed
prior spring
lunch with a half dozen others
restaurant next door to COFO office
what a gift
times like those
boy from Texas
the only white in those scenes
forgot about race
just us doin what we were doin
that forgetting
wasn't planned

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