Sarah Ghoshal

He Told Me…
…for Langston Hughes

It is true
we are different
you and me.
We are colors
and abstracts,
fruit and fleas.
We are horses
and houses,
and streets
that glow at night
when we hit the
We are hopeful
and hurtful,
stupidly purple and
tiny … yellow … bees.
We are the ways
of our parents
wrapped up in debris.It is true
we are different,
you and me.
We are green
wristed children
sharing books
in the trees.


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