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In Threes

Dees ain’t nu’in but cornrows Same kine we used ta hide okra seeds Peas pulled back smooth Naps gone hidin’ uppunda my fangas Pass present future Pass present future Pass present future Jess keep on like dat Till it git ta da en Den start ahgin Pass present future On down da line She thankin bout gettin up Off dis porch On wit huh life I’m thankin Pass present future We gone get deah, baby An you gone luh what you En up wit I’mma see to it

© Vanya Allen

Shaneika Lewis - Pleasant City, West Palm Beach FL November 7, 2015. Photo by Johanne Rahaman

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