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Langston Hughes, "Young Prostitute" (1923)
12022-01-05T15:06:46-05:00Amardeep Singhc185e79df2fca428277052b90841c4aba30044e12132plain2022-07-11T11:27:22-04:0008/01/1923Amardeep Singhc185e79df2fca428277052b90841c4aba30044e1Her dark brown face Is like a withered flower On a broken stem. Those kind come cheap in Harlem So they say.
Published in The Crisis, August 1923 Also published in The Weary Blues, 1926