The Poet

The Poet

Thursday, November 20, 2014

My First Good Night Kiss by Ronald S Porter ©2014

Hot summer night
I walked her home
On the porch I said good-night
In the diffused light
Trickling down the stairway
And she kissed me
She kissed me like
She was hungry
In every cell of her body
Nosey little sister’s voice
Announced, Ma, Paula’s downstairs
Kissing a nigger!

She cursed the brat. And, her mother
Called from the top of the stair

Paula, it’s late, time to come in for the night.
All the time
Looking through me
As if I wasn’t even there

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