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True That

When I am tired but inspired
I turn minimalism

Chagall 2015

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A.S. DEC 5, 2014

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In a dream about 1967, inside Tompkins Square Park looking out towards Avenue A
My Dad’s at the bus, has a Daily News, turns, then waves to me and smiles.

A. Sentence APR 1

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1963 Alphabet City, between 6th & 7th, south of Tompkins Square Park

Oolong tea two sugars – I’m back!  Charlie’s Chinese on Avenue B.

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A.S. JAN 18, 2014

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14th St & Avenue A, LL train on its way to Brooklyn

Rat jumps platform, rasta blows joint, oblivious rush hour crowds – My stop!

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A.S. JAN 2, 2014

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Essex Street fabric store

Maury – honestly – the plaid’s beautiful too . . . the shark-skin . . . take them both.

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A.S. DEC 30, 2013

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Friday night, Autumn 1969 – Kitchen of a railroad flat, 12th St. off Avenue B, across from 12th St Park
Ruth’s aproned mom, tostones, hot oils, sopa de mondongo, floured curves.

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A.S. DEC 27, 2013

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Summer, 1963, 13th Street between Avenues A & B, across from the A&P
Old man scrapes cherry-lemon-chocolate ice, dime scoops, youth, starched white cups.

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A. Sentence DEC 20 2013

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February 23, 1960 – at the demolition site of 55 Sullivan Place, Brooklyn NYC (Ebbets Field)

Friggin’ Branca. Feel sorry for him? That’s the day I broke my knuckles!

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A. Sentence DEC 18 2013

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The winter of 1964 on the north side of 11th Street between Avenues A & B
Snowflakes heavy enough to syncopate jazzy beats on garbage cans.

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A. Sentence DEC 15 2013

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Never met girls on trains, just across platforms, skirting so many fares.

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