Big Blank Page for Marine Life
The rule book says not to care if they live or die.
If a woman screams the word dizzy loud enough her mind-well disengages.
If a man believes he is God then he is the founder of organized crime.
Religion is a jellyfish sting in the eye.
Only a prophet can count the ways to kill the earth.
Setting fire to a bush is the same as going rogue.
A forefather once said the easiest thing about life is dying.
If a man runs the rat race on Easy Street it’s a trap.
A black man, Chinese man, and John McCain go into a bar.
What he doesn’t say is the answer.
The beloved disciple’s lucky number is 13.
Seven miracles a day keep the oil from reaching.
The bottom of the ocean is still.
Anatomically, women need more hands.
Clapping may cause men to go blind.
5% of nail beds are made of fungi.
Swimming is a magic trick.
Qiana Towns earned a MFA from Bowling Green State University a MA from Central Michigan University where she served as poetry editor for the online literary journal Temenos. She is a Cave Canem fellow and Assistant Editor for Willow Books and Reverie: Midwest African American Literature. Her work has appeared in Tidal Basin, Milk Money, and All Rights Reserved.