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GRASS FINGERS, by                 Poet Analysis     Poet's Biography
First Line: Touch me, touch me
Last Line: With your tiny, timorous toes.
Subject(s): African Americans; African Americans - Women; Grass; Negroes; American Blacks

Touch me, touch me,
Little cool grass fingers,
Elusive, delicate grass fingers.
With you shy brushings,
Touch my face --
My naked arms --
My thighs --
My feet.
Is there nothing that is kind?
You need not fear me.
Soon I shall be too far beneath you,
For you to reach me, even,
With your tiny, timorous toes.

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