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

Waring Cuney, "A Triviality" (1927)

A Triviality
By Waring Cuney

Not to dance with her
Was such a trivial thing.

There were girls more fair than she,—
Ten girls dressed in white.

Each had a white rose wreath.
They made a dead man’s arch
And ten strong men
Carried a body through.

Not to dance with her
Was a trivial thing.

Published in Opportunity, November 1927

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