Father

by Joanna C. Valente

 

When was the last time you saw your mother?
Do the dead materialize

What did your father teach you?
Death is everywhere else, my body
isn’t everywhere else

What is your profession?
Missing subway tiles

How do you dream?
I read Craig’s List ads for sugar daddies

When did you first love someone?
All that I want is already in me

When did you first lose someone?
All that I want is already in me

 

Joanna C. Valente is a human who lives in Brooklyn, New York. She is the author of Sirs & Madams, forthcoming from Aldrich Press in late 2014. She is also the Founding & Chief Editor of Yes Poetry, as well as a columnist for Luna Luna Magazine. In her spare time, she is a mermaid.

 

Joanna Valente
Joanna C. Valente is a human who lives in Brooklyn, New York. She is the author of Sirs & Madams, forthcoming from Aldrich Press in late 2014. She is also the Founding & Chief Editor of Yes Poetry, as well as a columnist for Luna Luna Magazine. In her spare time, she is a mermaid.

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