Jamaican Girl ~ (Negril, Jamaica)

Negril, Jamaica

Ain’t you gonna sugar me? I ask

Pardon? She responds with a frown

Coffeepot in one hand, milk in the other

Ain’t you gonna sugar me, please?

Sugar yourself! She says

Proudly walking off to the next table

Smile girl, somebody says to her

Smiling isn’t going to hurt your face

And I’m thinking: You don’t have to smile

Unless you want to, Jamaican girl

You are no Barby

Just a black woman with attitude

To whom no man holds a key

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