Friday, February 10, 2017

Valentine Road







Valentine Road
Larry Fobes King “Leticia”,
January 13, 1993 – February 13, 2008


Invisible, given to roughhousing, Brandon,
white boy supremacist. What planet do you live on?

You love the hunt, the power of,
“No,” you can’t be Leticia

in a green dress, “No” knee-high boots
for you, Larry.

The women of this seaside town
cannot be the night behind the mirrors.

There are faces, there are organs,
there are white ferocious animals

that look at Leticia with hate.
To make sweetness a job

is a reactionary act, and anger
a swan impregnated by dust

unable to comprehend pain,
the scent of flowers
in the unnamed garden of sin.

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