Bakersfield or Brooklyn? poetry written by Phyllis Schwartz at Spillwords.com
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Bakersfield or Brooklyn?

Bakersfield or Brooklyn?

written by: Phyllis Schwartz

 

Ukraine taking back 30 towns is hot topical.
CA is hot tropical.
Rain storm through Tejon.
Dust Storm through Lebec.
Right out of Steinbeck.
Why does nobody believe in climate change?
Hey buddy can you spare some change?
There’s a Utica Avenue near Kettleman City?
Stop the train I gotta get off!
You’ve seen one Flatlands you’ve seen them all.
But I haven’t seen a Flatbush yet.
Dorothy I think we’re far away from Brooklyn.
Click your sandals twice and you’re almost home.
Is Bakersfield the western Brooklyn?

Phyllis Schwartz

Phyllis Schwartz

Phyllis Schwartz is a married mother of two, who, after a highly successful career in the TV news business, finally has the time to indulge in and focus on her “civilian” writing. Even as a kid, she kept a diary and wrote little stories and poems, a creative release that continued well into adulthood. She wrote news by day and poetry by night. And despite battling three different types of cancer over more than three decades, she is still filled with energy, joy, and optimism, and she looks forward to writing much more poetry and children’s books in the future. Her writing often centers on what she observes daily: including her friends, husband, and two children, as well as her garden and her beautiful beach town residence in dreamy Encinitas, all providing continued inspiration for her verse.
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