Jakima Davis

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Hand Grenade in Stereo

I’m as sharp as a switchblade
I can make you fall into a spiral
Not walking with you on the sun
I may be lazy but that’s in mind
It’s bittersweet to think like that
Slowly moving down the hallway
Your world will be falling apart
Mine will be moving up and living
Poems conditioned in my hand
You can’t meet me halfway
Poetry is the house where I live
This is the world where I live
Sharp as a tack and cool as ice
My mind is like an addiction

(originally published in Barbaric Yawp


Jakima Davis has been writing poetry for about 19 years.  She published her first poems at the age of 17.  She has been published in underground publications and has collaborated with Mark Sonnenfeld of Marymark Press on a Chapbook, a Broadside, and many Give-Out Sheets.