13 Apr Precious Okoyomon — Two Poems
DAYDREAM IN ULTRALIGHT BEAMS
I’m not doing the things that make me a fun and exciting person. I keep doing this thing when you catch me looking up at you , like apologizing when it’s really not necessary.
creating space / to integrate this system of unbinding / i keep thinking i know what i want .
and then it’s over the wanting. i don’t think i’m here yet.
well okay. i was looking at you wanting to be this person
a person who is taking slow deep breaths
repeat the motion to continue
thoughts causing our feelings and behavior
a burrito is causing all my problems
u are mad. i am sad. u are pure.
create blank space/ a subtle thing to say
don’t push me i’m doing my best.
we fight you storm off
I take a bite of my burrito
The rain soaks the fresh moss
The produces check the light
The directors give us notes
i shouldn’t have done that “ for future reference”
are you okay / make eye contact / i am sorry
i’m sorry is a fake word a people should stop using it
action is an isolated memory / slow down/ repeat the question
our thoughts cause our feeling and emotions.
quiet and solitary contemplation
safe spaces in other people
return to sender
i drop my burrito and infinitely i run towards your 2015 honda fit
“ wait dude stop” “ i’ve finally transcend and my ego death has come”
i look at the screen with a bleak and tired facial expression and blow bubbles at
the computer monitor
this is the reality I’ve created around me
everything is moss
everything is stupid
you are a stupid creature
i am a stupid creature
we are learning repeated actions to make us better
SERIOUS LIFESTYLE CHANGES
soon we will be better
no more problems
no more moss
no more burritos.
I KEEP PETTING OUR HAMSTER IN A SLOW BUT SENSUAL FASHION MAKING HER FLAT
i am fat and black and beautiful
the white women gives me tight smiles
from the other side.
sharing our differences
swallowing mouthfulls of glass
someone’s bound to get cut or addicted to crack.
sweating in my Acne jeans
all my love is shoplifted.
Precious Okoyomon is a poet from Cincinnati, Ohio.
She loves all her dying aloe plants.
He book Ajobota comes out thru Bottlecap Press in May.