While Shopping

by Jamal Sharif

I looked at you
in your traditional African dress
and I was filled with

there you you were
picking out clothes
I caught you nervously glancing
at me...probably wondering
if you'd ever get a hang
of this american thing

I looked down
wondering if I could
ever salvage
the African in me.

While Shopping by Jamal Sharif

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