A poem rec

Sep. 25th, 2012 02:33 pm
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Via [personal profile] jjhunter:

The Wingdresser's Kitchen by [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith.

It begins thus:

Sheba tucked her wings close
to duck down the dark alley.
It was this way to the wingdresser's,
slip in the back to the kitchen
and make sure nobody saw you.

That's on account of there were laws,
mostly aimed at keeping white folks happy,
so you couldn't legally work as a wingdresser, unless
you paid thousands of dollars for a cosmetology license,
which didn't anybody have in this 'hood
and the schooling was all aimed at white girls
with their pale pigeon-wings and dove-tails.
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