Missed Connections: Girl w/ The Laffy Taffy Nails And Grape Sweater
You were a carefree black girl with hair on your lower back. I could see them standing when the sun highlighted your skin. But you didn’t pull your shirt down to hide them.
You had thick love handles, like you knew soul food well (and it had nurished your confidence). You didn’t pull your shirt down over those either.
I hope you got to where you were going safely without anyone sucking their teeth at you.
I hope the hairs on your back grow closer and closer to the sun until they turn into vines with roses on them. I hope I see you again so I can ask if you’ve seen Chewing Gum.