"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."
Let us pray for tar, hot & melting
against old rocks, chipped & broken
like our lives, robbed of innocence
& youthful zeal. Bodies neglected.
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