Romare Bearden, Late Afternoon (1979)
July 19, 2009:
Kathy the landlady.
Childhood abuse left her morbidly selfish,
trapped in a narrow skin of want and gimme,
so small and so afraid that
her strangled little voice croaks like the seagulls
in Finding Nemo:
"Mine! Mine! Mine! Mine!"
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