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Jonathan May

When we were forced
from Zimbabwe
I learned
you can leave
behind
what you most love
but the question is
how you will deal
with being ripped
apart.

Jonathan May, who grew up in Zimbabwe, now writes and teaches in Memphis. https://memphisjon.wordpress.com/

Jonathan May

autofill

Here I am Googling Beyoncé at quarter ’til one
while half a world over someone else wakes up
in the middle of the night to pee and also Googles
Beyoncé on their phone, all proper rites observed,
all things revolving around an orbit of beach-dancing
and eyes many would gladly pluck out to fill the void.

Jonathan May lives in Memphis, TN, where he rhapsodizes about most things.