Miss Sally on Love
In my time, I was a girl who like to spree. The whole world would open fi mi if I shift mi hips to strain the fabric of mi skirt, just so. Still, I did learn mi lesson where love concern: if snake bite yu, when yu see even lizard, crawling with him belly on ground, yu run. Now the gal come to mi, say she fall in love with man who have a plan fi change. But she nuh notice him also carry gun? And, lawd, how she nuh see who running the show and who keeping house same way?
Copyright © 2011 by Shara McCallum. Reprinted from This Strange Land with the permission of Alice James Books.
Shara McCallum's most recent poetry collection, Madwoman (Alice James Books, 2017), won the 2018 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature in poetry.
Date Published: 2011-01-01
Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/miss-sally-love