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I want you to continue writing
Because I will not always be around

With lips that will never touch mine
Read your poems out loud
So that the words are left engraved
On the wall
Make me feel your voice rush through me
Like a breeze from Oyá

I want to hear about Puerto Rico
About sisters with names like La Bruja
About educating youth about AIDS
I want to hear about life
In the Boogie Down Bronx
Surviving on the Down Low
Don’t leave out stories about men
You have loved and still love

I want you to write poems that you
Will never read
Press hard on the paper
So that the ink runs deep
Hold the pen tight
So that you control the details
Prove to me that I inspire you
Reveal yourself between the lines
Hear my praise
With each flicker of the candle
Write a poem for me

Do not choose a fresh page
From a brand new journal
Use paper that has been crumbled and tossed
Thrown out by a spineless father
Only to be recycled
Save a tree for future poets to write under

Rewrite me into someone more attractive
Stronger than life has made me
Make me tough and sexy,
Aggressive like a tiger
Stain the pages with cum,
Lube, the arousal you find
At the sight of naked boys, draw me sketches
Bring the words to life with images
Make me a man with this poem

Read it in front of the audience
With hidden messages just for me
Be real and tell me why
I am only worth a haiku

Your epics are meant for others
I already know,
Use red ink to match the blood
From these wounds
With brutal honesty
Let me die with your last sentence

Then resurrect me with rhyme
Read from your gut
Let me hear the wisdom of mi abuelo
In your voice
Let me find my father in you
Remind me of all the men
That left me broken promises

In your eyes I want to see a poem
When you bring me to tears
With painful memories
Buried beneath your thick skin

Between teeth gapped like divas,
I want to hear quotes from books
I never read

Make me believe you want to be a poet

Make my heart break,
Tell me why you could never love me
With just a few words
Leave me lost and insecure
Feel the admiration of others
Bask in their desire
Forget that I am there

Pound your fists in the air with passion
Go off about politics, poverty,
Machismo and hate
Scream poems that don’t give a fuck
About traditions, slamming or scores
Save your whispers
For those who make love to you

Write a poem for me
That makes me want to puff a joint

A poem that loses control
Unafraid to be vulnerable
For once just make me believe
It is all worth letting go
When the smoke clears
I will understand
The reason
I am just another face
In the crowd

I want you to continue writing
Because I will not always be around

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Poem A SIMPLE POEM - Emanuel Xavier