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COLUMN FORTY-ONE, JANUARY 1, 1999
(Copyright 1999 Al Aronowitz)

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RUN FOR COVER
(Copyright 1998 Frank Messina)
(Printed with permission of the author)

New York City, Sunday afternoon
and downtown girls run for cover
under bodega canopies
wiping mascara-scarred cheeks
with satin kerchiefs

But they are not in need of taxi-cabs
each one slowing, stopping
looking for a fare;
interested in beautiful things
huddled close to oranges and plantains

Instead,
there is delight
in teasing the rain
as hand crafted heels
become tall watery stems

There is joy!
as each droplet
dances its own dance
from twisted drain pipe
onto a purse of crushed velvet and silk

There is pleasure
in comparing painted nails
against gray mist
caught in the swirl
of passers-by

There is joy! ##

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