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I Was Staying in the Castro District

Feb 17, 2018

I was staying in the Castro district, 
I came to sit by the bed of my dying brother, oh boy, 
it was Halloween when I arrived,
Six-foot men with beautiful legs in tutus and heels, 
false eyelashes and lipstick, wow. 
I rode the bus to North Beach where he lived,
when they opened the door they said, 
“Oh we had bed bugs” I said “Yikes” 
and came in to sit by
the diminished, wispy haired soul my brother had become. 
But his heart still percolated with humor, 
we ate lunch, he in the bed, me in a chair, we watched TV, 
he called it “Gnaw and Order” 
and winked and smiled between doses of morphine. 

Kimmy Sophia BrownKimmy Sophia Brown has loved humor and music and freedom for as long as she can remember.She is especially passionate about the environment and caring for animals.

She writes the column "From the Back Porch" as well as reviews of music in her column "MusicViews". Her goal in her music reviews is to introduce music she loves to people who may not have heard that particular artist or CD. For information about how to submit a CD for review, click here.

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