NYU Black Renaissance Noire Spring 2015 - Page 22

O.W. Starling for Papa Crack the seal, remove the cap, and pour your life. 1932 Vintage, aged with Fedora Cigar Rose Red Walker Johnnie PHOTOGRAPH by Susan Aurinko By PARNESHIA JONES Nothing to prove, pour as slow as you want. Long gone are days of hurry, big band, double shots, back alley, breakfast a t midnight, round the clock, round the bar, indigo, shotgun, shimmy, shake down. You about the quiet: long walks, easy does it, win some, lose some, close your eyes to remember. Your old lady flirts from heaven. Her purple dress, Elizabeth Taylor wig — skin the color of buttercream; you can taste her memory. It’s not that you still got it, you just know how to keep it. You know about that way back when, that way, way back when and that not too long ago. 20 Pour your slow song. Sip the slow motion. BRN-SPRING-2015.indb 20 You Rare Reserve Live to be savored. 3/29/15 11:41 AM