Speak My Name by Mark Antony Rossi

Library
Home of knowledge
Became my home
When I was kicked out
By my angry mother.

School
Was sealed shut
And summer beat down
Its pounding fists
On my unwashed body

Hydrant
Leaky but available
Wet my lips
Helped the night in a box
Where I slept

Library
Home of Brave New World
Become my second home
When no one cared
To speak my name.

Mark Antony Rossi
Mark Antony Rossi’s poetry, criticism, fiction, creative nonfiction and photography have appeared in The Antigonish Review, Anak Sastra, Bareback Magazine, Black Heart Review, Brain of Forgetting, Deep Water Literary Journal, Dirty Chai, Enclave, Expound, Farther Stars Than, Flash Fiction, Gravel, In Between Hangovers, Indian Periodical, Japanophile, Journal of Microliterature, Kulchur Creative Journal, Mad Swirl, On The Rusk, Purple Patch, Scrivener Creative Review, Sentiment Literary Journal, Snapdragon, Syzygy Poetry Journal, The Sacrificial, Toad Suck Review, Transnational, Vine Leaves Literary Journal, Wild Quarterly and Yellow Chair Review. http://ethical-stranger.webnode.com/
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