African American Poetry (1870-1927): A Digital Anthology

Mary Effie Lee Newsome, "The Baker's Boy" (1927)

THE BAKER'S BOY

The baker's boy delivers loaves
All up and down our street.
His car is white, his clothes are white,
White to his very feet.
I wonder if he stays that way.
I don't see how he does all day.
I'd like to watch him going home
When all the loaves are out.
His clothes must look quite different then,
At least I have no doubt.

Published in Caroling Dusk1927