Juke Box Love Song


I could take the Harlem night

and wrap around you,

Take the neon light

and make a crown.

Take the Lenox buses,

Taxis, subways,

And for your love song

tone their rumble down.

Take Harlem’s heartbeat,

Make a drum beat,

Put it on a record, let it whirl,

And while we listen to it play,

Dance with you till day –

Dance with you,

my sweet brown

Harlem girl.

Langston Hughes, 1950, 1959

Wishing you and yours a safe, pleasant and joyous holiday season.

Peace,

Tenthltr2u

#Blacklivesmatter #LangstonHughes #Poetry #urbanpoetry

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