Quincy Rhoads

Orpheus before the VMAs

Of course I deserve the best
male video award. Just look at
the other nominees. Drake? I
make the gods cry. And that’s
without auto-tune. And
Eminem? I’ve been to hell and
back. Literally. He’s just from
Detroit. Does that even
compare? Losing my baby,
Eurydice, taught me a lot this
year— watch out for snake-in-
the-grass execs and learn to
never look back. No matter

Poem's Score: -0.1

Quincy Rhoads lives in Tennessee with his wife, where he teaches English composition. His writing has appeared on HTMLGIANT, THE2NDHAND, and Unicorn Knife Fight.


For July 2013,
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