I found her in the deans office. Enough beauty
to sink a ship. We started talking and found out
we were from a similar African American tribe.
The friendship grew deeper and we decided to
become roommates. She in the Ph.d in Theology
program, me in the Doctor of Minister of studies.
Then one day all things changed. She wanted to
become white. I tried for days talk her out of it
thinking she was loosing her mind. But she was
adament about it. So the operations began, first
her nose reduced, then her lips smaller. Each
day I saw her looks changed. Finally she moved
to New Jersey to teach. She didn't stay in touch
and to this day thirty years latter I still try to