All These People

Ms. Khanysile Ndaba

green haired 16 year old

Capetown daughter of

my daughter in law’s sister

yesterday Ms. Ndaba and I

my hair is painted too

somewhat believable red

we walked together to the Korean

embroidery store she will

embroider a t-shirt learned how

in Capetown past my favorite

Pakistani fabric store

she liked the window

Moroccan coffee shop for mint tea

Chinese sample sale

five dollars  for everything she bought

white white blazer

Japanese stationery store

This is Where I Want to Live she said

not because of what I can buy.

It’s all these people.




Esther Cohen
Let me tell you why I'm here, and why I hope you'll join me. I am here to poem, to play with words, to tell stories when I can, and to ask you for yours. Words are what I love, how I see, and what I say. Words are how I know my life, and how I find my friends. I'm here to ask you to join me. Right here. To send me your stories, and your poems. And to read mine when you can.

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