"My name is Shirley Jones-Luke, a poet and writer from Boston, Massachusetts. I have an MFA from Emerson College and have attended workshops at Breadloaf, Tin House and VONA."
"Regality," "A Year in the Open City," and "Ride"
Let us pray for tar, hot & melting
against old rocks, chipped & broken
like our lives, robbed of innocence
& youthful zeal. Bodies neglected.
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We begin with laughter
Get here, bruh, intoxicated, bruh
Two drinks & now you buggin', bruh
You can't guzzle this bittersweet liquor,
You're swayin' bruh, I'm just sayin', bruh