by Haley Ameral
We are kids on a school yard sharing all of our secrets
and midday witticisms on
how long it’s gonna take us to fly
and maybe if we never do
How long is it gonna take us to dig to china with plastic spoons.
In light up shoes running up slides, coming to terms with the alphabet
and how to navigate the universe.
As a person as a friend I want you to slaughter:
Two doves a lamb
A first born son
In the tabernacle by the sea
I want you to master carpentry
Empathy maybe if I’m lucky
I want watered down wine
and Gabrielle to emerge
Just to let me know
I’m expected to be somewhere
On a saturday
To give birth to an elephant
That’s gonna sit in the middle of a room.
I want someone to tell me to kick rocks until I find god.
We are loaded guns with reasons to lie about the legitimacy of our intimacy
and dislodge a Chinese finger trap
It’s funny that the aftermath is us picking our scabs
shedding our skin
and moving to different gardens to trick people in.
POETIC JUSTICE is a compilation of poems by FirstWord.
FirstWord meets every Monday at 4pm at Steve’s Guitars in Carbondale, CO.
It is free to participate and open to all Roaring Fork Valley students 21 and under.
Writers of all experience levels are welcome to join.
Questions? Contact Aspen Words.
Categorised in: Young Writers
This post was written by Caroline Tory