Dreaming in Syndication
Loving architectonics multiplying.
Non-evidentiary reproductive processes.
Auto mechanical fibrillation.
Tomorrow’s richly paneled households.
The precarious drama of the staircase.
Law of returning incipience.
Many brothers free to choose
Between encumbering masculinities.
Lilting cult-headed children.
Silent incorrigible children looking.
Three prefabricated sisters.
Their muscular remonstrations
Involuntarily tearing at ideality.
And they knew they were much more than a bunch.
A native of the Bronx, Photios Giovanis is a poet, drag performer, bartender and computer-geek currently living in Brooklyn.
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