Ride W Favor
No tears No tips No meters No nips [well mayb] No Lyft No Uber No 1-8 hundo But he do wanna kno How yu been? Where’d yu go? & yu kno yu best talk harder 2 pin his desire Even tho we didn’t start the fire yu wait 4 the punchlite The lines of blinker Yu ask of Mom & Dad & late nite D sires—dimes o’ lite Till so close yu must b Southwest Delta American Air lines Here here is gud don’t worry So he pop the hood & yu roll in Left ‘em full gud on the queerer questions of queer kin -ship What danger cost 2 much patron saint of patrón? Pain 2 paper alchemy? Skycap’n of the pitiful sellin’ out damn spot!? My politic ain’t got a pot dealer 2 piss off I’m peppery—I’m emphatic as an amphetamine Can’t cut myself out of me in2 the blank holes of nite The whole pre-fires The whole —Okay okay I started the firelol boring in2 the air via port Bony-ass horizon I’m drug poor I pay my way
Copyright © 2018 by Kamden Hilliard. Originally published in Poem-a-Day on August 20, 2018, by the Academy of American Poets.