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zach blackwood is a queer black poet and contemporary performance curator in philadelphia, pa. he has poems published or forthcoming in -scapes, and tenderness, yea. he lives with a beautiful dog named pig. follow @blackwhom for pig pics.

1 poem by zach blackwood

gem water is real and it’s good for you

i want to be an oil-slick puddle

you take a big stride and a tiny hop over.


i want to be a cluster of crystals

you sink into

a glass bottle of tap water

so everyone knows

i want to be emma watson in a shy

new role. i want to be the grooves

in her palm, infinity-kissing the bannister.

i want to be a fortune teller i folded for you


every fortune said: run the sword of you

through me so i can feel you

& release you

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