apollo

i’ve been abroad, helped aboard a long sun board sailing, apollo apologizing to the night every time i sprinkled morning dust bunnies a sneezing god, docked for a while on my chariot can’t see so i stop when i sneeze, involuntarily my wide horizon eyes shut so I stop. then shoot off again to do my kind, […]

we doth protest

hipsters go home to whence you came -foreign dervishes- twirl your beards and plant your cane somewhere else, en haiti maybe spit a spent stalk in your own yard our stray dogs with their stretched teats can no longer clean the streets your hushpuppies feed they are full on your litter our little ones cry at […]

work

let’s work, push those papers, pusha T dreams in paper shift the carriage, and be the type of writer that CAN ride inspiration and cobblestone figure all his characters on a soft couch behind an old desk with soft parade and pride all the paper balls in a pile fingers caught, falling between keys keys […]

good morning in the morning

whom do you say good morning to? the ants that breakfast scramble on your skin ? the ones you blow off with killing kisses? books? pulpy and oranged juiced? the ones you dismissed then picked up when you missed your misses? the porcelain pot, the old man at the bus stop, the mail man on […]

moses okundaye

i dont want to do itflirt with being jewishmy father’s name is mosessailed on sewageto a tablet top he could touchbut he sailed pass the promise i want to stay in my father’s housein his bed, on his couchlegs tucked in the penny pocketswishing nothing, satedseated on the right hand of godthe father, nakeding my […]

mineral water

im sweating in this thick skinbig lips, holding waterhappy for the bruised, bumped shoulderthe stakes get smaller in the heatthe grill keeps burning up my resolveto keepbut i’m young, and it smells like lovebacon and eggs on a hearth afternoontomorrow the bumps will bruisepanicked with news of good thingsthen it will all be a cool […]