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Jamel Brinkley reading from A Lucky Man

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A Lucky Man on multicolored wall

There was plenty to see, he thought. A great unseen hand depressed the keys of the city and sounded notes held constant in the many windows, a thousand little squares of humming light.

from Jamel Brinkley’s A Lucky Man

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