Greenwood Encyclopedia of African American Literature

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The Topic of Your Thighs

Your thighs are and are not
like warm, supple glass. They
make me think of seven golden
horses galloping across a field
of black grass; thus, I must

disrupt the senator's speech--
and instantly find myself
stopped, frisked, tazed,
Mirandized, Godoted, Kafkaed,
NSAed, SWATted, and entered

into the system.
Why, why
did I stray
the topic of your thighs?

hans ostrom 2013
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