What Was that
by Alice B. Clagett
This is a poem about
the childhood of a woman
I spoke with some years ago.
What was that moment in my tender
--was I left crying on the bathroom floor? Was that it?
--was I awakened at night by a
--was it the moment when my folks
Not that? When, then? ?
That was the moment when I --
--a gift of love, 10 January 2012