The Boy

He puts on a Mingus live album

And weighs in on poster art printed matter and the Black Mountain School

Men create obsessively because of reproductive lack he says

You don’t wanna get pigeonholed in one medium

The tattoo on his sleeve reads all truth/all lies

Homage to a good cinematic event

He moves fast from one thing to the next and you can’t tell if it’s this spread
out disciplinary approach he wants eyes on or the last line from his one act
play he now opens in front of you unconvinced he has enough for the ending

You want him to slow down

Be one of the dark skinny street style boys who just doesn’t care

But the boy really wants to know what you think of his writing and now he reclines and crosses his feet

It is crushingly beautiful when he does that

 

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Matea Kulić‘s work (including poetry, essays and reviews) has been published in Poetry is DeadRoomDemeter Press and The Capilano Review among others. She lives in Vancouver, BC on unceded Coast Salish Territories.
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