Called Himself The by Todd Moore

molo

CALLED HIMSELF THE

molotov kid he
walked the
streets a jim
beam bottle
filled w/ethyl
inside his
coat told a
friend arson
was an art he
was more
interested in
starting fires
than watching
them burn
offered services
to local mafia
chief sd don’t
Etta w/us kid
we’ll snap off
yr balls
that night he
blew himself
up outside of
graham electric
the night watch
man sd his head
was a torch

Poem taken from Planet Detroit Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 6, 1984

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One Reply to “Called Himself The by Todd Moore”

  1. PUNCHED OUT

    He’s a buffalo
    pork chopped off the old block,
    cauliflowered to the ears,
    ring-necked to a cabbage
    bananas half the time,
    and not too prominent on
    the social plains

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