[St. Albans, NY: Olean Bess, 1972]. First Edition. Poetry collection by African-American author and songwriter, who describes her work in the introduction as expressing "my feelings about love, hate, black white, relative and friend with a trace of prejudice or resolute." A short note at the bottom of the last page states that some of the poems have been set to music available directly from the author. Octavo (21.5cm.); original cream pictorial staplebound wrappers; unpaged; final poem "Free At Last" printed over manuscript reproduction of the manuscript sheet music for a song of the same title, also by Bess. A touch dust-soiled, else Fine.