Tuesday, April 20, 2010

CityWalk—the poem

Since it’s Poetry Month, and this is CityWalkTalk, here’s a poem about CityWalk that my wife, Rebecca Garza Greenan, wrote and performed at a Poetry Slam in San Antonio. You should think of it as a blues piece, sort of a la Langston Hughes.

City Walk

I walked around the city,
‘cause I’d no place to sleep.

I walked around the city,
‘cause I’d no place to eat.

I walked around the city,
‘cause I’d no place to be.

I once had a bed,
A roof over my head,

But something went wrong,
And I lost my home.

Then I heard about a place,
Being planned just for me.

A high rise downtown,
A safe haven for me,

A clean bed in a place,
To which I’d hold the key.

My home is now City Walk.
Now,
The city
Walks around me.

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