with words like fists landing blow after blow as he yanked up her skirt
when he came he would curse then call on God
dismount and call her
is what he called it the older boy who took her to the back of the bus tall dark and ugly he schooled her that day before (her) first period
Eden Joshua is a NY native and has performed her poetry in such places as The Bowery Poetry Theatre, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, The Afrikan Poetry Theatre and Brooklyn Moon Cafe among others. She currently resides in East TN and is working on her first book of poetry.
you can find her here: http://www.facebook.com/edenjoshua