Too Cool

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The following poem by me. L.M. Ross, is also a visual poem posted on You Tube, where it is accompanied by the original music of Sebastien Brunet

TOO COOL
 
I never wanna be
too cool  to be
Impressed...
or so smug
not to recognize
Genius.
 
I never wanna be
too contented or
so damned
Accomplished
that I no longer
Dream.
 
 
I never wanna be seen as
so sophisticated
that all possibilities
do nothing for
my spirit
& life
as we know it
only bores me.
 
I never wanna be
so rich that
New York, London 
or even Paris become
blase...
 
I never wanna be too cool for
Stevie Wonder
tunes, Motown or early sounds from
around the way...
 
Never wanna be 
Too cool to have my nappy 
hair braided by
Sistas who sit all day 
on Brooklyn stoops
 
or shoot hoops
with my Chucks on
or sleep on New
York rooftops
in the summertime...
 
or drink cheap wine
with old drunks
or dance my black azz off
to vintage funk!
 
 
Never wanna be too cool
to remember
where I come from
no matter where 
I dream of going
 
someday.
 
 
 
 
L.M. Ross

 

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