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Cover: Berkeley - Berkeley Poetry Walk - "In the New World" a song by Florence Elon

2025 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA
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On the cover:

My mother in her Old World pose
sails through a shop on Third Avenue
like a steam liner, leaving froths
of lace, long white scarves in her wake.

She dons fur caps, high boarskin boots,
brocaded gowns of her Moscow youth;
like crystal, turning, decades flash
in velvet-curtained booths.

Once from her closet rack, I stole
a sequined shawl, black sash.
She laughed - to find me rouged
and stumbling in her spike-heeled shoes.

Now each, in turn, holds up a chipped
hand mirror for the other’s use.
She tucks in strands of grey.
We pick out matching pins.

-Florence Elon
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