Sunday School, Circa 1950

“Who made you?” was always\nThe question\nThe answer was always\n”God.”\nWell, there we stood\nThree feet high\nHeads bowed\nLeaning into\nBosoms.\n\nNow\nI no longer recall\nThe Catechism\nOr the brood on the Genesis\nOf life\nNo.\n\nI ponder the exchange\nItself\nAnd salvage mostly\nThe leaning.\n\nAlice Walker, Revolutionary Petunias and Other Poems