Spring 1986, Volume 3
Poetry

Betty Stewart Moore
Socialization

I can't remember
    but "They" Say
        I had a black doll
            once.

"They" Say
I rejected
    her
rejected
    her
    kinky
    hair
rejected
    her
        black
    face.

I am older
    now I tell
myself I am whole
and that I
    love
    my
    blackness yet,
I still
    LOVE
        straight hair!