A short poem about displacement.

Photo by Justin Wilkens on Unsplash

Shapes on the Mississippi,
Going in and out of view,
Ghost on the water,
Got me thinking of you,

Blown away last week,
Still don’t know what’s real,
River’s breeze on my face,
Cold all that I feel,

When home’s just an idea,
Never caught in my grasp,
A question comes to…

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Finding my way back.

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

With clouds now gone,
There came a chance,
Set eyes up high,
Restart the dance,

All of my things,
Throw by cruel winds,
A thief of dreams,
Committed sins,

Strewn through the field,
Glass, wood, and thoughts,
Tied them to strings,
Did what was taught,

Reshape the map,
Now in tatters,
To…

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Joseph Coco

Joseph Coco

Big haired #Leo who writes about existing as a Queer POC in America. Louisiana Creole. New Orleans. I’m the dramatic southern belle your parents love!