jackie appeared in my dreams the other night, for the second time ever. she was at a department store, kissing babies.
like some former first lady version of santa claus.
the children would queue up and she would kiss them one-by-one.
the store quieted quieted.
then a little black girl in a pink party dress stood in the queue all alone.
crying, she stamped her pink patent mary jane on the ground and said, but i need jackie now!!!