Poetry by Matthew Nolan

Jun 23, 2005 by

On The Outside

Poet to Poet,
pen in hand,
we scribble against the common man
at coffee shop one night stands
reading our words few understand
except for little black girls with plastic hair braids
peddling their bikes up Magazine Street
trying at the same time to steer and wave “Hi”
–they do their best

Trying to get through our day against the common man:
Little Black Girls and Poets

To view more excerpts or to order Matthew Nolan’s book of poetry, prose, and journals Crumpled Paper Dolls: A New Orleans Poet please visit your local New Orleans bookstore or order directly at http://MatthewNolan.net/book.htm

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