a monkey who has broken a collarbone

sense is lost in an electric avenue
smoke is the way life fades
though you're not electric
you shock everything you touch
the heat hit your skin soon
but you never lost your soul
everything else is jealousy
a pearl or a monkey
or even the boat sunk in a
troubled deep blue water
salty, gluey, far and wide
on a jump you hit the ground
shaky, cold and wounded by
the waiting for the season to come
now, with a mouse in your mouth
you choke to death on a fish bone

by Willie Mays


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