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Nabila Lovelace

Nabila Lovelace is a first-generation native of Queens, New York, whose family is originally from Trinidad and Nigeria. The author of Sons of Achilles (YesYes Books, 2018), she lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

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The S in “I Loves You, Porgy”

makes me think plurality. Maybe I can love you
with many selves. Or. I love all the Porgys.
Even as a colloquialism: a queering of
love as singular. English is a strange
language because I loves
and He loves are not
both grammarly. I loves you,
Porgy. Better to ask what man is not,
Porgy.
The beauty of Nina’s Porgy distorts
gravity. Don’t let him take
me. The ceiling is in
the floor. There is one name
I cannot say.
Who is
                    
now?
Beauty, a proposal on
refuse. Disposal.
Nina’s eyes know
a fist  too well. Not
well enough.
Pick one
out a
lineup.