ENGL 102 Poem 11.12.19.pdf - Rooming Houses are Old Women by Audre Lorde Rooming houses are old women women that never stay still fast rocking dark

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Rooming Houses are Old Women by Audre Lorde Rooming houses are old women: women that never stay still; fast rocking dark windows into their whens waiting incomplete circles: maybe they're in wheelchairs rocking rent office to stoop to: the short distance community bathrooms to gas rings and: living in either assistant living or a nursing home under-bed boxes of once useful garbage city issued with a twice monthly check: social security checks and the young men next door with their loud midnight parties: maybe living in an apartment next to young adults and fishy rings left in the bathtub: they do not take baths, very dirty people no longer arouse them from midnight to mealtime no stops inbetween: staying up all night always eating light breaking to pass through jumbled up windows: bright lights shining through windows from the parties the young men are having and who was it who married the widdow that Buzzie's son messed with?: who is Buzzie?; who was married?; who did Buzzie mess with?
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