Naked in a dark room looking at your emails. My skin is lonely. The other skins have come and gone running away to who knows where. My skin is lonely. A touch from me is only air. Give me a knife of love. Make my skin a new color. Chameleon ways are needed. Watching the same words over and over again is bad for my health. Touching myself with the same hands over and over again is bad for my health. The room needs light but where will I get light? My hands can’t produce fireballs. The only thing I am is a naked guy in a dark room reading the emails of a lost love I haven’t seen in over five years because I haven’t found anything else that was quite as good. Skin… Skin… Skin… Skin… Lonely skin… My clothes have my heart on it but I can’t put it on.
I look out at the American Night and try to find some sort of answer
I have no idea what the question is though
I’m naked and it’s 3 AM on the East Coast
I could stare at the American Night until the sun decides to come up and kill it but that wouldn’t solve anything
I scratch myself and I think for that’s the only thing I can do
Karate Chopping Elvis
Elvis did karate chops. He made love to the air and he spun around in wild circles.
He looked to spread his mojo out but he did drugs instead. This is not a Public Service Announcement by the way as I’m sure none of you will listen to me on not doing drugs.
Some of you are probably on a drug right now and that’s cool as I can’t stop you from doing whatever to your body.
All I wanted to do was talk about how Elvis loved to Kung Fu fight people because he was fast as lightning and for some odd reason, I’m imagining Elvis doing a karate chop to the back of Kurt Cobain’s head… remember that as you Kung Fu fight Elvis in your dreams.
Top picture by Bill Brandt Early Prints from the Collection of the Family Nude, London, c. Nude 1940
Bio: Joseph Quiroz is a 28 year old male from North Arlington, NJ who has been performing at poetry slams and open mics all throughout New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania since Dec of 2013. He represented Rock Slam out of Nyack, NY at the National Poetry Slam in 2016. Joseph Quiroz can be reached at Instagram: JosephAndrew27, Twitter: JoeWritesPoetry and Youtube: Joseph Quiroz.