Seeing for someone
in the house     for company because
he what he does to my / Body he doesn’t
want in the house
he hides the women in / He
hides the magazines in somewhere in     / Where guests would never go
for company he what he does to me
He wants to keep     private a me a secret     even then     / And even as a boy I knew
My body my / Black body wasn’t
private wasn’t     couldn’t be
Secret and even then / I knew
He what he did to me     made me invisible     / I didn’t have
the blond face of a kidnapped child I had
the face of someone
Who brought it on himself