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