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To the Dark Mercedes of 'El Palacio de Amor' by Langston Hughes
12022-01-06T10:28:11-05:00Amardeep Singhc185e79df2fca428277052b90841c4aba30044e12131plain2022-01-06T10:28:11-05:00Amardeep Singhc185e79df2fca428277052b90841c4aba30044e1Mercedes is a jungle-lily in a death house. Mercedes is a doomed star. Mercedes is a charnel rose. Go where gold Will fall at the feet of your beauty, Mercedes. Go where they will pay you well For your loveliness.
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12022-01-05T15:17:55-05:00Amardeep Singhc185e79df2fca428277052b90841c4aba30044e1"The Weary Blues" By Langston Hughes (1926)Amardeep Singh7plain2022-01-12T10:04:29-05:00Amardeep Singhc185e79df2fca428277052b90841c4aba30044e1