A California Love Story For Sherley Anne Williams and Marvin X.

Author:Armstrong, Jasmine Marshall
Position::Poem
 
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A California Love Story For Sherley Anne Williams and Marvin X At the Ashby Street BART station, we sit at his card table, among the panoply of items for sale, from hand died dashikis to raw honey that promises to cure your allergies, keep infections at bay. Marvin speaks on Sherley Ann, Gone fourteen years, From the torrey pines of San Diego, where she bruned so bright with words and truth, with making poems out of Ray Charles and Bessie, The records she'd play In the Nighttime, hearing Blues so true, it walked the continent, jumped the color line, spoke to the heart of Sher'Anne-- Who worked cotton as a child in the 50s, warmed only by fire in a metal drum, out in Cochran, Stratford, Waco, Firebaugh. Marvin tells me...

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