Backstory: Jahmal is an incredibly talented, incredibly outspoken person who was in my poetry class this past semester. I'd write down things he said instead of actually paying attention, and ended up writing these three poems based on some of the quotes. I showed them to him on the last day. He was pretty excited.

That Fly is Hunting People

Isn't it a little sterile here for someone
that thrives in filthier light?
Stop hovering!
Don't you realize you can fly?


Time is Kinda Like Jesus

is kinda like time
if you're Jesus.


Why Don't You Pluck Your Words Out the Sky?

Heaven and skylines and airplanes
don't mean a damn thing to
a poet in love with the ground.