To Be Hip

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All my life

I wanted to be cool

and some years

I succeeded. Black

bandana on my head

pulled slant, big earrings,

dashiki and afro big

as Angela's.

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Most of my life

I was average, as

women go, following

all the rules, upright

and Christian.

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It took me a while

to figure out that cool

is a state  of demeanor

and a way of speaking.

Taking it slow meant

as gently as you need

or swiftly when  required.

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The rest of my life

will be very cool indeed.

I'm old and feisty and don't

care who likes it or not.

I take it slow, not because

I'm arthritic. I take it slow

because I'm hip and I

have learned the rudiments

of cool.

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allets

09-07-17

145p

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