we must learn to accept the implied without anger

©1995 Bryan D. Wilhite
“white” boy.
trying to be a friend.
but our handshakes
he tries something from his hip and smooth;
I give it to him straight and linear
with the pale side of my hand.
This poem is published in the chapbook, the adolescence of the cool, compiled in 1995 and printed by the author in 2004.
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