Jakima Davis: “Kansas City Blues”

Kansas City Blues 

Libraries gives me power
Champagne and cocaine
Libraries gives me power
Champagne and cocaine
Poison on my bottle 
Drown in Malted Milk

Pieces of my heart gone
Guitar play me my tune 
Pieces of my heart gone
Guitar play me my tune 
I’ll trade a rabbit’s foot 
For a blood soaked ear 

I’m a design for life
The American settlement
I’m a design for life 
The American settlement
High school cipher
Bars bang on the cafeteria table 

Potholes in my lawn 
I’m the ghetto farmer 
Potholes in my lawn 
I’m the ghetto farmer 
Give me the cotton 
And I’ll get the yams

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Jakima Davis writes, “I’ve been writing poetry for almost 21 years. I’ve been published in underground publications, including, Misfits, Street Value, Big Hammer, Barbaric Yawp, The PEN, among others. In 2016, I collaborated on a chapbook entitled, JMDS, published by Marymark Press. I also collaborated on a broadside, along with many GIve-Out sheets, also published by Marymark Press. As of now, I’m posting my poems on Facebook to gain a fanbase.”

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