Kenneth Pobo – On Facebook Wayne Posts Pictures

Kenneth Pobo

On Facebook Wayne Posts Pictures

from Havana. My dresser drawer
holds pictures of us in Key West
25 years ago. Our lives climbed

the same tree to separate branches.
For a few years we shared music. Like me,
he loves Tommy James and the Shondells
singing “Mirage,” #1 in Chicago, 1967.

Terrible year, Junior High,
for both of us, gay kids, scared.
We had our own mirages,

love a big one. It seems solid enough
to put your arms around. A snowman,
it melts. The mirage reforms and calls.

How easily to follow, knowing better,
knowing you will do it.


Kenneth Pobo has a new book out from Circling Rivers called Loplop in a Red City. The poems are ekphrastic. Forthcoming is a chapbook from Grey Borders called Dust And Chrysanthemums. Speaking of chrysanthemums, he has some gorgeous orange ones blooming right this very minute.


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