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Frazier Russell

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Frazier Russell is the author of Lush (Four Way Books, 2001). He teaches at The Writers Studio and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

by this poet

Say it's the year of their courtship, 
your mother and father, 
in the ballroom of the Shoreham Hotel, 
summer 1952.

In this plush setting, 
the orchestra swells 
time and again to a tune 
always their favorite.

Any Friday night you could find them
on the dance floor.
He in tux and cummerbund. 
She in a black