Douglas Kearney


Douglas Kearney Poems

1. Jim Trueblood: Father of the Year 5/4/2016
2. The Orange Alert 5/4/2016
3. The Poet as Setting 5/4/2016
4. Alameda Street 7/4/2015
Best Poem of Douglas Kearney

Alameda Street

for Deshawn, Eric, Dallas, Jerome & Lerone
We brown boys
play
stick games,
say
nicknames
like BIG D, EVIL E;
and conjure Knievel
with jigsawed dirt bikes
and sewer curbs
for asphalt launch pads.
We all sweat
to know flight
for just
a minute.

We brown boys,
hair
all knaps,
wear
ballcaps'
broken brims. Broken rims
from hungry slamdunks,
pro-ball pipe dreams
over...

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