Poem: Miami

twirl + shake

the land of the free
while iguanas invade
and devour
grandma’s precious hibiscus

my heart aches
longing for tropical steam

a faraway dream
but I know I’ll soon be
there in spirit mind body
from one coast to the other

escape the smothering boot on my face

If a man slaps you in the cheek
smash him in return.
Abandon Canada.

throw a match + let it burn
and worm your hands by the fire
as you cha cha