An American Story

by Lucille Clifton
Clifton. An American Story. The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton
one year a naked white guy parked his car by our elementary school kids called him The Nude Dude and laughed when they told the story i didn't believe it because i was on the honor roll until the afternoon he hopped at me all pink and sweaty and asked me little girl have you ever seen a white mans pride and i replied oh yes sir many times many times