Comments about Elizabeth Alexander
Filene's department store near nineteen-fifty-three:
An Aunt Jemima floor display.
Red bandanna, Apron holding white rolls
of black fat fast against the bubbling pancakes,
bowls and bowls of pale batter.
This is what Donna sees,
across the 'Cookwares' floor,
and hears 'Donnessa?' Please,
This can not be my aunt.