March 19, 2024

pitch to be your girlPoetry by Kameel Mir

i have moles you can count
for fun
if dislike 
prunes your heart
and your eyes never
shine or go jagged
for me again

don’t worry,
be happy
was sung by a man
with a fanatic urge
to mellow
his girl

but i can croon it
i can pillage
my own comfort
for you —

that’s what i
am here for:

is an egg
i am as much 
a bunny
as i am

heaven is
to be the pet
petted heavy
when the weather
turns ravaging,
and the lack of light
bares my lack,
makes it

Kameel Mir is a writer and editor based in New York City.