Sweet Boy

From the African plains

watched me

from across the room all night

tall and handsome

with a natural

gap toothed smile

wearing wrinkled clothing

 more appropriate for church not clubbing

at the


of the night

you worked your way

to me

stood silently


for the last song

gap toothed smile shining bright

natural and easy

asking nothing

doing me a kindness

thank you


Sweet Boy