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Lucille Clifton, one-time poet laureate of Md., dies at 73 - baltimoresun.com
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Remembering a beautiful poet, Lucille Clifton, who passed away today~
Ask me to tell how it feels
remembering your mother's face
turned to water under the white
words of the man at the shoe store.
though she tells it better than i do,
not because of her charm
but because it never happened
no bully salesman swaggering,
no rage, no shame, none of it
I only remember buying you
your first grown up shoes
Ask me how it feels.