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

S. Miller Johnson, "For the Shop Gal" (1927)

For the Shop Gal 

By S. Miller Johnson 

She is a golden faery child.
     Her face is honey-colored, too.
She skips about her candy shop,
     While sunlight dances through
The door . . . . kissing my golden Sue.

She's everything the sun could wish,
     If form be everything.
If otherwise, then she's a fish;
     Her face, a keen warm sting.

Published in The Messenger, November 1927

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