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Home Sweet Home Again

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January First | Maya Washington

Cornbread crumbs in the greens,
drips of Tabasco sauce form beads of graduation.

Johnny Cake fills the belly,
a golden chant
caught in the murmur of centrally heated air.

Guided by real window dressings,
skating glass balcony door
opens to city views blinking
red-yellow planets.

Watered by fresh painted interiors,
eyes turn cartwheels
over plush carpets emitting
hope’s simple scent.

Turnips and collards flirt with steel utensils,
a delicacy
sizzling on a brand-new stove.

Cornbread crumbs in the greens.
This year will be what never was!