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1970

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The gray haired lady

next door

thought I didn’t see her

ducking behind a curtain

watching me

on my knees

weeding the rose garden

four months pregnant

long hair like Cher’s

with the bangs

husband on the porch

playing “Guess Who

on our new 8-track

wondering

if it was too loud.

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2018

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I duck behind the curtain

convinced they can’t see me

watching them

as she sweeps the porch

pregnant belly half bare

short hair in spikes,

her boyfriend’s Harley

revving up

tattoos shining

heavy bass beating

from a window.

I hope they don’t see me

but yes

it’s just too loud.

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© 2018  Betty Hayes Albright

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(From 1976 – when health food stores were a novelty.)

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Carob nuggets,

stone-ground wheat,

papaya juice

squeezed fresh and sweet,

creamy milk

raw from the cow,

alfalfa sprouts

and protein chow,

tomatoes,

all organic grown,

honey vacuumed

from the comb,

garden herbs,

home-made wine,

molasses drops

and seaweed brine,

yogurt culture,

wheat-germ cakes,

soybean patties,

rose hip flakes –

eat them chopped up,

mashed or diced

till you are what you eat:

high-priced.

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© 1976, 2014 Betty Hayes Albright

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(Photo from morgueFile free photos)

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