I did not come here to be a poet. I only came here to be.
“you feel like a summer day in 1992
you feel like the dirt on the ground under the school…
You’ve heard this story before.
half of these boys grew
to be men. the others grew
up — to be tall boys.
Image credit: che-jung lee
Mayowa for Poetry in Form.
Queen of the Desert
she has come. she will thrive.
I collect songs for moments like this: a happy rapture
and this: the longing of all my life
and these: sudden joy and sudden despair