July 4, 1974

July 4, 1974        
       Washington, D.C.

At least it helps me to think about my son
a Leo/born to us
(Aries and Cancer) some
sixteen years ago
in St. John’s Hospital next to the Long Island
Railroad tracks
Atlantic Avenue/Brooklyn
New York
at dawn
which facts
do not really prepare you
(do they)
for him
and running through the darkness with his own
becoming light
 June Jordan, Directed by Desire: The Collected Poems of June Jordan

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