At Cool Matt's House (Age 13)
Jason Henry Simon-Bierenbaum
His mom isn't home yet. The internet
has been learning to offer up boobs
if you ask nice.
There in that first one the girl
sits on a staircase, open legged
with nothing but a sax and its leather strap.
Her tongue teases the tip. Of all
the afternoon's naked ladies, she's the one
we keep returning to, puzzled
wondering, why that sax? Why
not us, her legs wrapping our bodies, doing
that thing we've heard called blowing –
some sweet music older boys boast about.
Jason Henry Simon-Bierenbaum first proclaimed he wanted to write when he was six. He started writing regularly when he was thirteen, and has been invited to read at the Dodge Poetry Festival, the New Jersey Hip Hop Action Summit, and has been a national slam champion as part of the Philly Youth Slam Team. Currently he’s in the UMass Boston poetry MFA program while making his living as a teaching artist at various places (Institute of Contemporary Art, Urbano Project, Harvard) and Arts Organizer (MassLEAP, organizing the statewide Louder than a Bomb Youth Poetry Slam Festival). He does his best to take nothing for granted.
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