Poetry: 1 Poem by James Diaz

Poetry: 1 Poem by James Diaz

The December I Wore My Heart Out For All To See 

“Gone before they ever even knew those tender mercies.” -Eliza Gilkyson 


i was counting buttons
i was sizing up the scarecrow
my body in the linoleum
falling off of chairs
onto my ass
which saved my face, i think
mall shooting, a man was digging
for change and released a bullet
for hours just orange glow coming off
the bones of the television
people tweeting their location
and we are all safe in this nightmare
we call our lives

some elms creak down wind
and the frozen in me
begs heat, only love me
without door handles
or clear views, this road
to nowhere - lost shoe
I claim you, put my whole foot in
when no one else would
walk into the sun, arms out
and buzzing like static,
hear me coming, counting
out the little darling stragglers
we are safe, we are hungry
for all that the gun cannot give us.

 

 

Poetry: 1 Poem by Robert Okaji

Poetry: 1 Poem by Robert Okaji

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