ONE POEM – Andrej Bilovsky

Photo by h heyerlein on Unsplash

Where I’m living now

They don’t make
houses pink and white
like coconut ice-cream.
They’re always plain, dull colors.
It’s all so easy
when it should be exhilarating.

How much longer
can I put up with
nothing being gorgeous?
Don’t these buildings
ever look in the mirror.
I do.
I paint my face
in a quest to be inimitable.

And, to think,
this neighborhood keeps asking me,
“How do you like us so far.”

Andrej Bilovsky (he/him) is a poet and performance artist. Former editor of  Masculine-Feminine and Kapesnik. His poetry can be found at the Quiver and Down In The Dirt.

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