One Poem by Kristopher William Locke

Shatter Ball

There will always be a version
of you, that fits me like a glove
Bracing for the why-oh-you turn, for the
long con / prison shank / the shatter ball

My playful political calculus—
our poetic populist policy—yr cheeky centrist drift
Poking holes in the bow of a once buoyant
boy-meets-girl relation ship

Calling the port authority!
Sirens full on! Full lung! Flung into the eye
of the magnetic majority—a precious power vacuum
A sweltering bewildering caused by the bloom
of yr wild moon

I know nothing of this urgent
you speak of; I know nothing of this insurgence
you reek of; my aim is true like Elvis
my love is loyal like Jesus
the rest is on Us
nothing is foe free

There will always be a version
of you, that knits me like a glove
Sadly, you cannot compare notes
with a ghost

 

Kristopher William Locke is a poet born, raised and situated in the Canadian prairies with experience in various mediums including radio, print, web and stage. Readers are invited to join him on the peaks and valleys that exist within, and despite, the flat prairie landscape of his homeland.

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