Dreaming Of You

Love is a dream.Whenever I wakefrom it, I realizeI was sleeping alone. Copyright 2012A. J. HayesGive a poet a pen 

Birthing Cats

If I could have your child,I would. Alas, I don’t haveThe right chromosomesNor anatomical tools. Instead, I will buy You a kitten, stick him underMy shirt, and allowHim to crawl out to greet you.I’ll even let you name him–As long as it isn’t anything sillyLike Lando Catrisian or Tiger.  Copyright 2012A. J. HayesGive a poet … Continue reading Birthing Cats

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We’re real cool,As Gwendolyn Brooks wrote.We can also be shy and nerdy,Like Oscar Wao.No, the rainbow is not enough;We come in more shades than colors. We danced with devils in blue dressesAcross the known world. They marveledAt our hair, as it grew towards the sky;Some said it resembled eyes watching god. We dug in the terrain … Continue reading Untitled

Closed Muse

Today is not theday to attempt verse writing.Come back tomorrow. Copyright 2012A. J. HayesGive a poet a pen 

The Sharp Road

We worship those whoscorn us, reject our lovers.We walk a sharp road. Copyright 2012A. J. HayesGive a poet a pen 

Moisturize Me

An Anglo-Saxon sundespises my kinky hair.It sticks out in all directions,reminding the sun of its raysradiating from it like spokeson a wheel. It taunts me,dries my hair until it is brittle,lifeless without water. Copyright 2012A. J. HayesGive a poet a pen 

Ocean Vibration

Sing the ocean to meas my ship vibrateson your voice.There is a star,named after you,that guides meto our realm. Copyright 2012A. J. HayesGive a poet a pen