Poet/Artist/Child of God/Heaven Flyer

Duluth 1996 by Suzae Chevalier


It was the summer of 1996-

I drove to Duluth with fellow Czechoslovakian.

Now Duluth is beautiful in the summer and the fall

The “bird watcher” visit and photograph it all.

Lake Superior also has ships large and great–

Lake Superior keeps Duluth warm in winter

and cool in summer never higher than 88.

Drove around downtown

College nightclub is what we found.

I wore some scarves

which wrapped around

around my waist

It looked fashionable and in good taste.

Everyone on dance floor watched my scarves

they saw how it began wrapping around my arms.

College girls started dancing like me

I was surrounded by ton of girls in a sorority

“I Wish I had Jessie’s Girl”

was the song I danced to

College kids watched me with all my moves.

When I left they all said “She’s leaving! ”

my friend told me and I’m not kidding.

I will go back there some autumn day

before winter comes and the leaves fly away.

Written by Suzae Chevalier on August 24, 2011

edited on October 11, 2015

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