And It Don't Stop (21/30)

The prompt for day 21 over at NaPoWriMo was to write a New York School poem using this recipe. This type of poem displays a sort of conversational tone, references to friends and to places in and around New York, humor, inclusion of pop culture and a sense of the importance of art. Here's what I came up with...



If you could go back in rhyme
would you revisit 1520 Sedgwick
Avenue circa 1973?

Before greedy
record company executives
became the norm;
where the altar of turntables
and microphones was sacred;
the gods and earths
throwing melodic lightning
bolts in the park after dark.

Some of us stay thinking
of a master plan because
the sweat inside our hands
drips the life and death
of a dream;

blunts on Broadway;

tube socks and big league chew;

Rakim, Kangols & Gazelles.

Now when hip hop
takes a selfie,
it grabs its nuts,
says word,
and makes love
like a Mimi sex tape.

No wonder we turn into
our parents asking what
in the hell happened to
our music?

It's gonna be quite a legacy
we see hanging in the
Guggenheim.





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