Yusef Komunyakaa

The poetry of roadkill

Ode to the Maggot by Yusef Komunyakaa Brother of the blowfly & godhead, you work magic Over battlefields, In slabs of bad pork – & flophouses. Yes, you Go to the root of all things. You are sound & mathematical. Jesus, Christ, you’re merciless – With the truth. Ontological & lustrous, You cast spells on […]

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