Why Is It Greek Omelet and Not Puerto Rican?

By E. Ethelbert Miller b. 1950 E. Ethelbert Miller
Every morning
I look for you
on the menu.

Where are
your eyes and lips,
my side order of thighs?

I’m so hungry for the
sauce of you and the
way your blouse opens

like a flame.

E. Ethelbert Miller, “Why Is It Greek Omelet and Not Puerto Rican?” from The Other Voices International Project. Copyright © 2005 by E. Ethelbert Miller. Reprinted by permission of The Other Voices International Project.

Source: The Other Voices International Project (2005)

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Poet E. Ethelbert Miller b. 1950

POET’S REGION U.S., Mid-Atlantic

Subjects Relationships, Love, Activities, Eating & Drinking, Desire

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E. (Eugene) Ethelbert Miller was born in the Bronx, New York, in 1950. He attended Howard University and received a BA in African American studies in 1972. A self-described “literary activist,” Miller is on the board of the Institute for Policy Studies, a progressive multi-issue think tank, and has served as director of the African American Studies Resource Center at Howard University since 1974. His collections of poetry . . .

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SUBJECT Relationships, Love, Activities, Eating & Drinking, Desire

POET’S REGION U.S., Mid-Atlantic

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