Congratulations, David Bartone
You are my favorite person of the year.
Partial nudity means never
having to say you’re sorry.
You been keeping it real
like a violence. Like the devil
between us. I was born in your kitchen.
Your name is not Omolara
but you are being born all the time.
If you’re not falling in love
you might as well be making a playlist.
Making strips of paper dolls,
heart-colored. You take a hold
of the scissor and snip!
So like a man, the lightening condenses.