Lee Ameka

Part I

Sketch by Author

I turned to stone not long ago
my heart beats bipedal, and the mane has gone
same way as the queen, who reigned in my stead
she left with the kids when it was time to go

She turned me to stone before she passed
she kissed my head and blessed…



and watermelon (a nonet)

Authors pic: we made watermelon iceblocks yesterday

Always Love

At the bottom of your plastic cup,
where the straw doesn’t reach the remains
of your melting heart, there is
only light, there is on-
ly watermelon
no; there is

A Nonet is a nine-line poem, with the first line containing nine syllables, the next eight…