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An Era of Juneteenth

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1865

Galveston

They didn’t know

They know now

I imagine it’s a day

Somehow slid

Between the nineteenth

And twentieth

Though it’s not

And around here

It’s a week-long celebration

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When I see it

I think of youth

Because teen’s in the word

I suppose

And June

The month that starts

The summer

It should be a youthful celebration

Encouraging the present

And the future

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I hope it’s a good day

Where you are

A day as in twenty-four hours

And also an age

A day of freedom

A day of getting back

And giving back

To have one’s own

To own it

For the present

For the future

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C L Couch

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Photo by Joice Kelly on Unsplash

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