Consequences Of The Laws Of Thermodynamics

By Samiya Bashir

When Albert Murray said

the second law adds up to

the blues that in other words

ain’t nothing nothing he meant it

not quite the way my pops says

nomads don’t show emotions

but more how my grandmother

warned that men like women

with soft hands blood red

nails like how Mingus meant

truth if  you had time for it

facts if  you got no time that

years pass. Zero

one two three and

the man you used

to flirt with you can

no longer flirt with

thank goodness.

He’s now a man

you can’t wear

your  jaw out on

about weather

news or work

a perfect

strawberry

buried

beneath

a peck.

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