Locomotion - Pages 42-61 Summary & Analysis

Woodson, Jacqueline
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The next poem is titled “Tuesday.” Lonnie sometimes spends his lunchtime writing. One day, Eric confronts him, calling him mean names. Lonnie wonders why Eric is sometimes “so evil … with his stupid angel voice” (42).

The next poem is titled “Visiting.” A “tall lady” (who is apparently a social worker) and Lili's foster mother agree that an hour is enough time for Lili and Lonnie to visit. Lonnie says they do not realize how quickly an hour passes. Lonnie is also allowed to visit at Lili's house sometimes, though Lili's foster mom often dictates that they meet “at the agency” (44). Lonnie is aware that most people, including Lili's foster mom, do not want a boy orphan unless he is a baby. He remembers the first day Miss Edna agreed to take him, after being assured he had never been arrested. She said she had...

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