NICE FOR DRAKE

he is project
dancer he is
the ideology everywhere

he is the present and
immediately meme
-able

and I just scatter to his
center like a little hair
patch on his chest

every pore
is sky
-shaped

kinetic
eruptions
for the state

is the state
I’m in patriot flash little sparkler ones
in the night

rocket bursts of
red on red
sandstone

we await the technicolor
arrival from another
world

up on jackson st
where the wind w/ its
soft project

rings
those chimes
w/ precious songs of everlong

but it’s the breakdown drake gets
wrong when
I’m bikin

sometimes to like him is
a summer
drag man a blown jug

thou
nag on
now it’s july

the colorado’s so low so
skin-close & rivermud mulatto
like me

I could
quit
my day job

kinda crack the brown time
egg of my last
life

&
I could reach you
man

in
yr
solace

we got
the riddle house in
common

you got
hand signs & this whole
mad row of oreos

think you can get to me w/ that
kinda james bond
charm you got

goin on
don’t you
get it

you
are
my

hot
guy conun
-drum

my piece
&
my hit

now carom some
original question
off me

meme that unrepeatable
hard & weight of
you on me

snor
-kel yr speckled shoulder
down on me

atlantic that graffiti
writ large
on me

split
yr infinities
w/ me

Born in Utah to Caribbean parents, Matthew A. Jonassaint now lives in Moab, where works in youth education, hosts the open mic Desert Howls, and types on a red 1927 Royal. His poems have appeared in glitterMOB and Willawaw, and locally in peculiar and Pillars of Salt. His current project is a series called An American In Cádiz.