Could Be


"Could Be" is the fourth and final song of Musto's song cycle Shadow of the Blues.

Could Be
by Langston Hughes

Could be Hastings Street,
Or Lenox Avenue,
Could be 18th & Vine
And still be true.

Could be 5th & Mound,
Could be Rampart:
When you pawned my watch
You pawned my heart.

Could be you love me,
Could be that you don't.
Might be that you'll come back,
Like as not you won't.

Hastings Street is weary,
Also Lenox Avenue.
Any place is dreary
Without my watch and you.

--The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes, p. 366

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