Single Black Church-Going Female

woman in red dress

She comes to church
in search of a husband—
cocktail dress,
plunging neckline,
inappropriate for the Lord’s house.
The faction of elderly
Christian mothers wave their
Bibles as she hikes her skirt
to give her condolences
for the preacher’s deceased wife—
his wandering eyes following
her rising hemline.
Church folks ain’t perfect,
especially the men—
easily persuaded
to crawl into bed
with sinful women.

© 2015 Nortina Simmons

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