Edwin Torres

(1958 / New York City / United States)

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Edwin Torres (born 1958) is a "Nuyorican" (New York-Puerto Rican) poet.
Torres's parents moved from Puerto Rico and settled in the borough of The Bronx in New York City. His father died when he was young and he was then raised by his mother and her brother Martin. Martin provided comfort and family support. His uncle's sense of humor was a motivational inspiration for young Torres. ... more »

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Lounging In The Age Of Aquarius

I've just requested Up Up and Away
by The Fifth Dimension from the piano lady
But play it slow... 'Slow?..oh!' she says
with a heavy New Jersey accent, eyelids
half-moon-half-smokey-cabaret-cool o.k. she walks away
nodding in her black spandex

I imagine a beautiful flight of tender emotion
from this slowed down tempo...I can only imagine
'We'd - like - to - o - pen - this - set - with - a - piece - called
Up - Up - and - A - way' she says in her best sultry voice, each syllable
a starlet looking to be discovered

Starts...piano ...

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