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Response To O. Giovanni's Poem

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The moment for this poem passed long ago

as the sly smile of James

Baldwin browns the cover of his words

in the interview where he questions

is there a gay community, and if

he was ever a member, while a woman

shimmies in a red dress in my

memory of a dance floor

and I hear miles and Miles

and a marathon of Bessie

in the thought I am neither

black nor white nor

any other but I have loved

this brown face as perhaps

no other man, though I will

never be of his and he of mine,

though we keep each other,

don't we, in these lines. O

Giovanni's room, that love

you deny is your own soul's

tiny tiny space in the
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