Justice #14

June 14, 2016

 

in my 

Jay’s Lawn Care

crop top

Manhattan 

as my backdrop. 

 

I take a

#gay #boi #selfay. 

 

because I’m the 

Queer 

who fell from the five story window

 

because this is the sort of thing

that happens to gay boys

who try to find themselves

in Chelsea.

 

and now

 

My pull up bar regime

My pull up bar universe.

 

How do you balance? On the top?

 

my hair in a pony tail

the sun on my back

 

I tell him my approach.

 

I tell him I balance

my metal 

on this metal.

 

just an accident

I say

 

That’s a story

That sounds like a story you made up

He smiles

 

(Five)

 

I smile. 

 

I’m the Queer

who balances his metal.

 

He calls me Wolverine

 

Went to Africa

got that Panther metal.

 

and I get to be

Wolverine.

 

 

and

49 others 

don’t. 

 

 

and

53 others

do. 

 

 

Chin up

Hold your core

Your thighs touch the bar

Your legs carry you over

 

Ryan

I say

 

Justice

He says

 

I beg his pardon.

 

The trees look more alive

but fragile

And the sky looks tangible 

but infinite. 

 

Today, I get the opportunity

to teach this young man

Justice

how to twirl

on a pull up bar. 

 

I get to take a

#gay #boi #selfay

 

in my 

Jay’s Lawn Care

crop top

Manhattan 

as my backdrop.

 

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