Tracy Dimond

Are You Satisfied?

A marine biologist said:
manatees are slow moving animals
without a hint of irony.

I want a song to sum up
the philosophy of Donald Trump
in less than three chords.

Separate lights and darks
to organize a spectrum.

If God loves ugly
I finally understand my childhood.
I kept laughing when I drew infinity.

If I could put out fires with gasoline

I would be a well-done ocean heart.

Tracy Dimond’s chapbook, Sorry I Wrote So Many Sad Poems Today (Ink Press Productions) was named Best of Baltimore by the City Paper. She is an MFA candidate at the University of Baltimore. She lives, writes, and runs in Baltimore, MD.

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