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American Woman, She Needs No Ride

“Taxi? You need a taxi Miss a ride?” Asks Mr. African Yellow cab driver
“No thank you” She hurries away looking towards her destination, the terminal entrance.
“These American Women! ” Mr. African Yellow cab driver murmurs in disgust to his friend
“What about us?” She wants to yell back, but she gives him a reprieve.
She has no time to show her American Woman sass.

(c) 2010 Lela Jefferson –

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Lela Jefferson Fagan is the author of the book “Poetry of a Black Girl: The Darkness and the Light” and lead blogger at “Memoirs of a Black Girl”. Lela is an avid reader “A Real Bookworm” of all things in print. She finds joy in sharing socially and blogging about topics that matter the most to her. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Lela now lives in Houston, TX with her husband Oji, an educator and Football Coach. @LelaJFagan - See more at:

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