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Jukebox Love Song
By Langston Hughes

I could take the Harlem night
and wrap around you,
Take the neon lights and make a crown,
Take the Lenox Avenue Busses,
Taxis, Subways,
And for your love song tone their rumble down.
Take Harlem’s heartbeat,
Make a drumbeat
Put on a Record, let it whirl,
And while we listen to it play
Dance with you till day-
Dance with you, my sweet brown Harlem girl.

(Thanks to Patrick Ressler for introducing me to that Langston Hughes poem in a spectacularly musical fashion.)

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