By Thomas Fucaloro
List of possible tattoos
that are metaphors
1. A tornado, a hillside, the sun, paused.
2. Pictures of body parts.
3. Lots of ghosts. Ghosts and …
4. … other poet’s words.
5. Math equations that make no sense.
6. Blades. Eyelashes. The color blue.
7. A planet shaped like a fist.
9. Of children
10. We will never have.
12. An ocean, a moon, a gentle sway.
Copyright Fucaloro 2016
Thomas Fucaloro is the author of two books of poetry published by Three Rooms Press, most recently It Starts from the Belly and Blooms, which received rave reviews. The winner of a performance grant from the Staten Island Council of the Arts and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, he has been on three national slam teams. He holds an MFA in creative writing from the New School and is a cofounding editor of Great Weather for Media and NYSAI press. He is a writing coordinator at the Harlem Children’s Zone and lives in Staten Island.
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