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First Line: State street is lonely today. Aunt jane allen has driven
Last Line: To each of the seed of ethiopia?
Subject(s): African Americans; African Americans - Women; Negroes; American Blacks


State Street is lonely today. Aunt Jane Allen has driven
her chariot to Heaven.
I remember how she hobbled along, a little woman, parched
of skin, brown as the leather of a satchel and with
eyes that had scanned eighty years of life.
Have those who bore her dust to the last resting place
buried with her the basket of aprons she went up and down
State Street trying to sell?
Have those who bore her dust to the last resting place
buried with her the gentle worn Son that she gave
to each of the seed of Ethiopia?





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