My cheeks are as clear
as a baby’s bottom.
I have a friend in Chile
he says he’s gonna take me hiking
when I go visit.
I also have a friend in Germany.
He says people cut their hair themselves there.
They are individualists
and they talk about Shakespeare
while doing their laundry, like, I know
I’ve got a very global
perspective, it just comes
I feel terribly for those people starving
all over the place
and I wish there was something I could
do about it
and the bombs and killing and I mean
why do people have to
fight all the time?
Why can’t they just
they’d surely feel a lot
I work part time at the co-op grocery store
so I can buy my American Spirit cigarettes
which I smoke between classes
at the foot of the Cesar Chavez statue
who did so much for the
people from Peru.
I’m a comparative religion major
with a minor in poetry
as you can see from my dread locks I have a
very rebellious soul.
Look at me
walking down 4th Avenue
toward the Moon Coffee Shop
and wallow in the glow of my humility.