Silk Umbrella, Dancing Pumps

Kwoya Fagin Maples

Mt. Meigs, AL Present Day

my unique questions are referred to mary catherine, reference
queen of the mt.meigs library

as she enters, mary catherine smiles her knowledge about the dr. yes, she knows—
per usual, she’s arrived right on time

she tucks her wet umbrella into a corner and the rain she’s brought inside
runs down the all-weather wings of it, pools onto the library floor

hardly breathing she leads me to a book on the history of mt. meigs:
He’s famous because he operated on an African-American woman and saved her life!

Last updated October 17, 2022