In Boston we skated to hell

w/ the “King of Beers” [King of Bands]

Listening to Gang Green rip screams of patriotic youth

Threw up our tags from Kenmore Square to Harvard Square

Catching air off red bricks in “the Pit” till cops gave chase

Years later

The beer has not changed nor the attitude

A wave of expression &existence

Grinding,         power sliding across the Freedom Trail



Jonathan Hayes

Jonathan Hayes lives in Oakland, California with his wife and their cat, and publishes the long-running American literary journal Over the Transom. His most recent publication is the chapbook Purposeful Accident (Holy&intoxicated, England, 2022). He recommends visiting the Black Panther Party Museum.


Edited for Unlikely by Jonathan Penton, Editor-in-Chief
Last revised on Monday, August 21, 2023 - 11:28