“The House” by Tommye Blount

A new poem by alumnus Tommye Blount (poetry, ’13) appears in Vinyl Poetry:

The House

I. Willi Ninja, Mother of the House of Ninja
(1961—2006)

Bitch, give me a body
and I will show you how it works.

Break it down
like the math of my hands—

have you seen my hands?—
first, a blade, then a compact,

now, a mirror. What you see
is a legend on the map.

Continue reading at Vinyl Poetry online. 

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