old vinyl from Eddie Palmieri, 1971, Rio Piedras Campus, University of Puerto Rico, plays in alleyways, alphabet city, that same year, the island of then not like today, and now
at the window I see my neighbor lower her stylus – a turntable!
Vámonos pa’l monte, and how I dance! And she sees me and she dances, my partner across the alley turns it up loud, but not crazy
and it is dark and autumn soon to be winter,
and the sun is rare in the alley this time of year,
when these acoustics reverberate stone, the island,  and she of other days

Chagall 2017
link here to Eddie Palmieri

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