dancing girl press, 2014
Jessi Lee Narducci writes the blog OnChicagoAvenue.com. Her work has appeared in Thought Catalog, Nailed Magazine, Pool Poetry, Another Chicago Magazine, Knee-Jerk, and other publications.
Seesaw in Broke and Blue
Oh you. Here you come
I joke you—bad bushwhack attack.
Sock you: eyebrow, open mouthed
heartburn, gut shot, f-bomb.
We learn, oh, lust-lurch 101
duck pot shots, lunch on punch lines,
ha-ha-ha-ing our way up the frown
and slanging it slow and surly
before BANG, BANG, smack-
quickness, quarrel and bury
we pant in downslant, fury face
morale and murder me so, so good.