Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

What We Didn't Know

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

What We Didn't Know

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For Squirrel Hill

A blissful era

of walking down Forbes

The people you'd see

A five-minute errand takes an hour

and usually ends up involving a snack

The Rosenbaums, the Shermans

Rachel, in her Emma Kaufman shirt

She sat for the boys before she went off to college

Remember Newmans? Poli's? Sodini's?

Karen's piano teacher had her baby

I'll have the salmon spread

That guy from the drugstore

The CMU post-grad

The one with the bike

He lives in that two-unit near Allderdice

Murray is packed all the way down

It's taking forever, but nobody cares

A blink and surprise the streetlights are on

electric menorahs in all the shop windows

And finally snow!

Spinning dots through the dark

In your eyebrows, on your tongue

The bakery lady

Russian accent and Happy Chanukah pin

gives you a cookie

Everyone's excited and wants to get home

That's how it was

Could it ever be again? …

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