Art and poetry on page and stage



David Shapiro


Silence The Messenger Hands off him! hands off the cloud-man like Boris Pasternak whom they say even Stalin was scared of hands off! hands off the teacher like Tolstoi my teacher You have a lot of explaining to do Leave him for two or three lives But they say No, no this one has already had two lives


Saba for KK

I used to have a wonderful teacher he changed the marks of blind students he had an extreme taste for good taste I see him on your lack of a balcony He wanted the balcony for you, too I see him on his motorcycle meme And playing pingpong he always won And we wanted him to win And he told the students they could win too And just thinking of him makes me lean into a doorway and say, Goodbye Kenneth You were in good shape for a cloud in pants