Grace Nichols

"The Fat Black Woman goes shopping"

Shopping in London winter
is a real drag for the fat black woman
going from store to store
in search of accommodating clothes
and de weather so cold


Look at the frozen thin mannequins
fixing her with grin
and de pretty face salesgals
exchanging slimming glances
thinking she don’t notice


Lord is aggravating


Nothing soft and bright and billowing
to flow like breezy sunlight
when she walking


The fat black woman curses in Swahili/Yoruba
and nation language under her breathing
all this journeying and journeying
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