Sunday, June 26, 2016

DC Poets: Kateema Lee

poem where I catch la chupacabra

When I catch him,
I will let you know.

I will keep him in our secret box:
the box that holds some
of Sandman’s sand, the teeth
the fairy left behind,
the words you wished
you could take back,
the lost time neatly stored
in old calendars.

I will muzzle him at night,
feed him milk in the mornings,
let him out to play in the cellar.

He will be our secret,
like most things. 

 Kateema Lee is a Washington D. C. native. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in print and online journals such as PMS: Poemmemoirstory, African American Review, Gargoyle, Word Riot and others.

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