Life of Cryin’

by Big Bruiser Dope Boy

You did not break my heart, you just took a
dump on a tiny area of it.
You are the best kind of fertilizer.
You are the best kind of worst kind of friend.
We teach by being example students,
so I will not wait for myself to grow.
I will become Master of Ignorance.
A plague of doubt will vibrate across me.
You are a deep, deep, deep human being,
and I waste and waste my time, thoughts, and words
on you. I will continue to give you
these gifts, because my mind and heart are big.
I was born to be wasted, like a dog.
O Swine, I cast my bright pearls before thee.

Big Bruiser Dope Boy's first full-length poetry collection is available from CLASH Books.

Artwork: "The Calling of Saint Matthew" by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio