- stop-&-frisk, and: Transubstantiation, and: bent on
for Rachelle Ferrell Nothing composed except the song your mouth stays sieged
Never afraid to rummage the plain thing until it ascends called out
I need three stanzas you a note [End Page 26]
if the hand offend thee cut it off son as appendage batty boy my father yes a man’s man not bent like father the sissy he tries forgetting as a man thinkethso is he I don’t calm myself that way when he says he can’t love me this way I take that to mean The sissy in you I gave to youThat way you are I craveThat way you are bend to it [End Page 27]
Kevin Simmonds is a writer and musician based in San Francisco. He has received grants and commissions from the Pulitzer Center, Fulbright Program, Creative Work Fund, and San Francisco Arts Commission. His books include Mad for Meat and Collective Brightness: LGBTIQ Poets on Faith, Religion & Spirituality.