Girls in the Hood


There were lots of us

every house had two or three

except for those on the corner

which had old people

or a boy

the houses we never went in

Girl houses were always open

sometimes we spent the night

played until supper time

or outside in the neighborhood

summertime hula hoop

riding bikes or roller skating

somebody always wanted

to play doctor

or get naked in the basement

Our mothers were always near

to catch us and make us

do right

Girls in the Hood

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