I fell in love with honesty & twilight beacon took rhythm apart Room for nothing else but reveille & learned aloneness forgetting how art folds us forward in time / however student & used music to mark shifts like everyone else in the iced streets I almost slipped so many times, failing in every archaic sense / my lace shirt intact / I talk a lot about lace no one sees I wear what fits me in my mind of winter & the Stevens mood cannot quite hold me
Khadijah Queen is the author of Jive hooks, most recently I'm So Fine: A List of Famous Men & What I Had On (YesYes Books, 2017). Earlier poetry collections include Conduit (Akashic/ Black Goat, 2008), Black Peculiar (Noemi Press, 2011) and Fearful Beloved (Argos Books, 2015).
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|Title Annotation:||NINE POEMS|
|Publication:||The American Poetry Review|
|Date:||Jul 1, 2018|
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