Awaking In New York

Curtains forcing their will
against the wind,
children sleep,
exchanging dreams with
seraphim. The city
drags itself awake on
subway straps; and
I, an alarm, awake as a
rumor of war,
lie stretching into dawn,
unasked and unheeded.

by Maya Angelou

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Please someone tell me the year. I need to know for a school assignment.
What year was this written in? I've been searching for the year it was made and haven't been able to find anything.
its great and i like it i lived in new york im grat youre great we are reat yas yaay kewl
this is amazing art piece
I’m being forced to read this at school...nhsbchgsbcuhedbv
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