Original Punk by Jay Passer

at the thrift store
the radio blared Hot Hits as
I went through the books,
found a biography of Rimbaud
whose nickname for his mother
was The Mouth of Darkness
and who said funny things about
the lice living in his hair:
“I use them to flick at priests”

Jay Passer 2

Jay Passer’s work has appeared online and in print since 1988. He lives and works in San Francisco, the city of his birth. His latest chap, Flower Omelette, co-authored with Misti Rainwater-Lites, is available from Lulu.

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