This Is Harlem

The roar of the 2 train pulling into 125th street.

Generations of families enjoy a laugh on the stoop.

Church ladies in extravagant hats line up for the bus.

Soul food scents the old New York sky.

The lights of the Apollo, shine brightly. On Seventh Avenue, the bodega flashes with flamboyance.

Late night hair cuts at the barbershop, cafes bustling and a boy quietly reading in the corner.

Somewhere in today’s Harlem, the ghost of Langston Hughes still searches for the Harlem renaissance.

 

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