you smell what the block is cooking

Location

10458
United States
40° 51' 43.8444" N, 73° 53' 9.636" W

summer is here, block is hot
block is boiling, block is cooking
no im not saying food, im saying the streets of the bronx
for instance
southern blvd, the blvd of broken dreams
grand councourse, the concourse not grand; takes 5 mins just to walk one block
jerome ave, the avenue of crackheads
webster ave, the avenue that needs to extend words from webster dictionary
3rd avenue, the avenue that lets just say is pass webster ave
westchester ave, certainly not westchester county
fordham road, road that leads to a dead end
this summer is definitely going to be hot
not because of the sun
but because of ignorant people
who forever hangs out in the hood
knowing they are up to no good

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Comments

jwiener

It was interesting how you took ideas like temperature and cooking and turned them into people and places. You make the reader think about basic ideas in very different ways, which is a wonderful skill for a poet to have.

MVP-Most Valuable Poet

thanks 4 the support
i interpret life in my eyes
its what i became, but saw beyond

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