Paradise in the Hood
Louie Crew

Word, Girl, Word
Wanna meet at the Botanic Gardens?
Or at Madison Square?
I know just the right gardenia bush
if you choose Central Park.
From behind we can watch the lone joggers
in the dawn’s early light

Or do you want to eat at Ming’s Garden Restaurant?

Don’t be lettin me down, now
I have a bottle of Bols
and a spoon of the good stuff—
you can take your pick,

See how that tar done got squshed
to look like a rose?

We can be a world unto ourselves.

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