African American Poetry (1870-1928): A Digital Anthology

Jessie Fauset (Jessie Redmon Fauset), "Nostalgia" (1927)

Lonely log cabin
On the road to Nostalgia,
Sighing and sagging and quaking;
Letme breath to the heart of your walls
A secret--
To keep it from breaking.
Once in a Harlem cellar,
A brown girl,
Wiggling and strutting
In a stranger's arms,
Dreaming of you
For a God-given moment--
Forgot to proffer her charms. 

Published in Black Opals, Christmas 1927

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