Trouble Every Day VII

by Glen Armstrong

Too many stories / straightenings
          Ironies / niceties / brides

          Grooms and cocaine
          Rain gear / braided strands of hair

          Fuck in a heart-shaped bubble
          Bath and mock

          The maid’s thick creole
The souls of men are droll things / doll things

          Dollar souvenirs
          Red stripes / scarred cheeks / a week’s

          Pay / the play’s the thing

To catch Kingston dazed

Recreation a luxury / a trampling
          A sweet piss in a bitter pot

Honeymoon a stain / a lunar
          Landing that eclipses

          That crazy miracle
          That has always been
          Jamaica or the moon.

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