(March 16, 2010)
5’3″, early twenties, female.
I was greeted by another woman-
mid-sixties, blue eyes, female.
I gave her my ID, and
she smiled sweetly, handing it back, and
I closed the curtain behind me, and
I pushed the button for a black man
who promised to change our world.
I left, filled with hope
I wore jeans that day
cuffed, ankles exposed
a pale blue oxford
a button that assured me
a woman entered
greeted by another woman
and chose a black man
I see planes in my dreams,
but I wake up, filled with hope.