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Lexington Poetry Month

Don’t You Forget About Me


                                for Simple Minds  

Your magnolia mouth opens
to call my name.  

Recognition is rebellious
a package tied
with leather ribbons
delivered on the schoolyard
of troubles and doubts.  

I dance alone, recall
tender things during detention
a tweed classroom
drunk on the wine of lipstick
attitude and injustice.  

Outside, cars shift
between us, pulling us left
pulling us right.
Rain keeps falling down                                        

4 responses to “Don’t You Forget About Me”

  1. H.A. Spinelli says:

    That opening line is incredible! The whole poem moves with precision and angst. The line “drunk on the wine of lipstick/attitude and injustice” is phenomenal.

    I love this poem!

    Thank you for sharing it.

  2. Beautifully succinct images. Love it, Donelle!

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