by Joanna Gilman Hyde

Snow White & Black Jesus

went out to a beach

for a picnic

They ate peanut butter

& jelly

& threw the crusts

to The Gulls

They held hands along

The Breaking Surf

They made love

in The Sand

Snow White went back to Her Cottage

but Black Jesus had no home

He stayed on The Shore

& waited for Snow White

to come out & play

But She Didn’t Come

The next Day it rained

but Black Jesus waited

He got drenched

but all He could think about

was Snow White

& so He waited

The Sky cleared partially

& He saw a Rainbow

He ran up to Snow White’s Cottage

& alerted Her to what He saw

She said, “Thank You Black Jesus —

You Can Come In Now

I Love You”