I must apologize for being
so objectionable at your wedding
this white Professor who
could not have been
more out of order, less
obnoxious

bumping into the groom
so he dropped the ring before
he could slip it onto

your deliciously long
beautifully tapered
marriage-ring
finger

who drank so much and swore
at the guests in
what little bad Setswana they
he learnt (some

in fact from you)

and then
there was the dancing
wild, all over
the place, bouncing off
people
no
credit to
his race
(has white guy ever
been so off the beat
out of the rhythm, just
danced so badly?

some moves you
might remember as
they (your
people)
ushered him away

moves that you shared
once
that were
then so smart, so
sweet, so
sexily refined

now
all over
the place

much
distorted here.

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