I Am Baybie
I AM BAYBIE
A novel by Bill Schubart
I was born sighted but then was blinded by the drunken doctor who gave birth to me.
I was raped by my foster father and lied to when my little girl was born. She was sold for adoption without anyone asking me.
When I had an abortion a few years later, the doctor told me he did me a favor by removing my ovaries, but he never asked me.
The Lighthouse called us mendicants and wanted us to learn crafts, but we’re working women -- buskers. We work for our living.
I am the Reverend Baybie Hoover. I can sing for eight hours and never repeat a song. This is Ginger Brown, my Deaconess of Music. You are welcome to come to our little church.