Butterfly McQueen


“I would like to write
a suspense novel which
has no murder, nor crime,
no violent action”
—Patricia Highsmith

I didn’t know—
nothin' about birthin'
babies, dontchaknow

All I knew was—
doin the down-low
& getting him off

I craved it—
that tart salty taste
of his baby-paste

Was it murder—
the way he’d die
each time he came?

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