There will be so many poems

about Aretha odes to how

her talent shaped us all That Voice

what it’s like to have a voice like that, and rhythm,

and a way to tell every single person

strangers too how you feel and how they feel

and what it means to respect and think and love

and when she threw her mink coat on the floor

at the inauguration  there she was so beautiful

and full of song and music and everything

Aretha everything

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