Susan was relieved when Vesta left.
She always was.
She couldn’t quite put her finger on it.
Susan looked at her sweet sleeping babe.
People around here didn’t talk about race.
Susan didn’t get biracial slurs anymore, but
the silence could be ear-splitting.
Susan vowed to spend time with Vesta, to smooth out the unspoken…..
Susan curled up with the baby and dreamed happy dreams.