Jamaal May - “I Do Have a Seam”

"Hello, you needle in my sternum. You know how ragged I’ve been, why I’ve always wanted the sewing machine of your hands."

Turns out even poems specifically designed for the page can be beautiful when read aloud. This poem is a contrapuntal, one of the more radical examples of what the page makes possible: it’s three poems in one.

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    I don’t even need to watch this to reblog it. God bless this man.
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    I want to be Jamaal when I grow up.
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    What a treat to be able to hear the contrapuntal done aloud and so elegantly.
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    I was there for this. Absolutely incredible.
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