9/11/11

Kirk Pinho


Kirk Pinho is made in Kirk Pinho’s image.

Kirk Pinho is made in Kirk Pinho’s image. 
On the fifth & sixth days, he created the chameleon & its stereoscopic vision.
He told the dinosaurs to piss off. He created the porous ribs, the thorax, the      anterior, the bicuspid valve of the muscle Kirk Pinho once called the heart. 
Kirk Pinho is a good substitute for angioplasty. 

His heart is wide for you like a nail bomb. His heart is wide for you like a nail
            bomb. His heart is wide for you like a nail bomb. His heart is
            wide for you like a nail bomb. His heart is wide for you like a nail
            bomb. His heart is wide for you like a nail bomb. His heart is
            wide for you like a nail bomb. His heart is wide for you like a nail bomb.  

He would love to shove his tongue between the gaps in your teeth. 
He would love to pull your pants down to your knees & fuck you in an alley,
syncopated to a soundtrack of cats yowling. 
The carrion stuck to their gums.  

He would love to have the memory of math. 
He would love to be the thumbprint of himself on a loaded semiautomatic. 
He would love to snort coke from the stretch marks on your stomach, baby. 
He would love to see how much light the stars can rain. 
Kirk Pinho speaks for no one but himself. 

He would love you in an alley. He would love you like artillery. 
He would create you, & you would create him back. 


Kirk Pinho received his MFA in poetry from the University of Alabama (2010) and is the assistant editor of a newspaper in Michigan and teaches English at a local community college. His work has also appeared in Tuscaloosa Runs This: An eBook of Tuscaloosa Writers, The Offending Adam, Comstock Review, Hot Metal Bridge, and Copperfield Review, among others.

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