Harlem To Cannes

Those living in Harlem

want to move to Midtown


The people in Midtown,

to the Upper West Side


The Upper West Side,

to the Long Island Shore


The Long Island Shore,

to Aspen or Vail


Aspen or Vail,

to the Champs Elysees


The Champs Elysees,

to the beaches in Cannes


People will search for where

life can begin


A place that remains distant

and far out of reach


An excuse to look outward

and not in themselves


Theirs souls left in turmoil

—their hearts not at rest


(Villanova Pennsylvania: March, 2018)

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