emphatic about Kansas City history
with stuttered sentences and an aching philosophy
"it’s hard being a black girl here in Missouri
when immaculate births are at the bottom of the list of your worries."
she was a deist
he cried about Jesus
“if we’re so pious, why did he leave us?”
are we alone
i don’t think so
because people like Stacy take us in when it storms is how i know so.
and on these warm a weirdly shaping nights
when the righteous preach and tend to turn out their lights singing
“it’s strange that these strangers could be bringing in danger to their own homes
when they open up their doors and their living room floors to the unknown!"
she says it’s hard being a black girl here in Missouri
when immaculate births are at the bottom of the list of your worries…