Aug 15

Black Kite Poems #2

by Michael Grover

Made a little extra money over the weekend
So today it is iced coffee
& veggie pie
Two people at the bar meet
She sizes him up
Where do you live
He lives up the street
It’s a safe part
So the next inevitable question
What do you do
He works against fracking
Some safe middle class hippie shit
He’s white & hip
His girlfriend arrives
As a table of white hipsters
Discuss chemicals
& their effects on the human body
It seems like you are
Walking out of the neighborhood
When you step into the Black Kite
These are things that poor people
Don’t have time to think about