Legacies

her grandmother called her from the playground
       “yes, ma’am”
       “i want chu to learn how to make rolls” said the old
woman proudly
but the little girl didn’t want
to learn how because she knew
even if she couldn’t say it that
that would mean when the old one died she would be less
dependent on her spirit so
she said
       “i don’t want to know how to make no rolls”

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