[insert] boy (Danez Smith)

"I invited him over and he stayed forever. I feed him all my bread, the old peppers turned to mush & fluorescent mold, the chicken thighs unthawed & boneless. He ask for more so I give him my left leg. He ask for more & I give him my lungs & lips. More still, and there goes my bladder. He eats it all, all of me, eats the whole damn house, & I live forever in him or maybe it's the other way around. I swallowed. I swallowed him whole & didn't even notice him thrashing inside me.”

"I invited him over and he stayed forever. I feed him all my bread, the old peppers turned to mush & fluorescent mold, the chicken thighs unthawed & boneless. He ask for more so I give him my left leg. He ask for more & I give him my lungs & lips. More still, and there goes my bladder. He eats it all, all of me, eats the whole damn house, & I live forever in him or maybe it's the other way around. I swallowed. I swallowed him whole & didn't even notice him thrashing inside me.”

U.S.A. / 2016

This is a powerful, complex and emotional book of poetry from @yesyesbooks . Danez Smith digs up his own personal struggles and paints them with poignant strokes of universality. It is being very well received and it is high up on my "books to read when I get back to America" list. This excerpt is super dope.💪💪👏

Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BKdcvN7h2Ld/?t...