Can you tell me what year it is? Not really, no. Ah, but she does look familiar. Does she? Yeah.
Is she that girl we used to go to high school with? Yes, from Brooklyn, or was it Baltimore or maybe Chicago. She was always so damn smart, smart mouthed, smart in math, and had the fresh kicks. Remember she loved Queen Latifa and Mc Lyte. Always wore purple like she was royal and sang in choir at the church on Main Street. She always had to be home right after school, cause her mama was no joke.
I heard she ended up getting a scholarship. Really? To where? I’m not sure, I think it was UPenn or Brown or Temple or Wesleyan. She studied history or economics and pledged Delta, then went to law school. Yeah, the academic gold rush of the nineties - those were good times.
She’s some high powered attorney now, or somethin’.
Precious, I think her name was…
Jerrell Gibbs is a fine artist and Creative Community Fellow of the National Arts Strategies. He examines his life-story and that of family and friends in order to conceive and engage in the multilayered experience of the African-American diaspora.
Oil on Canvas
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