Puppy Love


“Write about a relationship you have, or had, with someone of a different race or class – a childhood friend, a lover, a coworker. Focus on a particular time when you were uncomfortable about your differences. Now think about a time when you found those differences enlightening or enlarging in some way. The poem might be about either of those times – or both of them.”

He jokes

About Being Black

and Stereotypes

And then I am aware

of rich, dark skin

Wiry hair

I am aware

That we come from two worlds

Yet I love him

If we have a future


We will adopt

Chinese babies

And continue

the joke

about race

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