Who will take
a smile this wide And expectant?
Made into dust
The prying edge The laggard piece Scraped at
With or in search of Misprision
That’s why we carve a slit in plaster On every high rise floor
Or a life of option and Sloppy privilege
Or other mendacious shit Shoved in cracks
- This poem among others was read at Blake & Vargas as part of “A Guest List is a Love Letter”, June 2019.
- Copyright © 2018 Bitsy Knox, all rights reserved.