Ode to Mike Tyson


Sometimes I wanna say no

just so I can say it like you do.

As though nothing can be affirmed,

as though you can’t run into the ocean.


No. The appeased aren’t onto us.

No. A small, triumphant church.

No. A dog chasing a glove

on a street I can’t remember.


Freedom is only lonely

when you let it be.

The heat precedes the fire.

A boy precedes the heat.


Sometimes a lake is really a sea,

your prize pigeon beheaded.

Unmask my pet illusions.

Devastate the world.

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