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
 
angry
serious
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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