AfroPoets Famous Writers
[Of a girl, in white]
Of a girl, in white, between the lines, in the spaces where nothing is written. Her starched
petticoats, giving him the slip. Loose lips, a telltale spot, where she was kissed, and told. Who
would believe her, lying still between the sheets. The pillow cases, the dirty laundry laundered.
Pillow talk-show on a leather couch, slips in and out of dreams. Without permission, slips out the
door. A name adores a Freudian slip.
Written by Harryette Mullen
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