African American Poetry (1870-1926): A Digital Anthology

The Cat and the Saxophone by Langston Hughes

(2 A.M.)
EVERYBODY
Half-pint,
Gin?
No, make it
LOVES MY BABY
corn. You like
liquor,
don't you, honey ?
BUT MY BABY
Sure.
Kiss me,
DON'T LOVE NOBODY
daddy.
BUT ME.
Say!
EVERYBODY
Yes?
WANTS MY BABY
I'm your
BUT MY BABY
sweetie, ain't I?
DON'T WANT NOBODY
Sure.
BUT
Then let's
ME,
do it!
SWEET ME.
Charleston,
mamma!
!

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