Enter Simon


by Aldrin Valdez

Enter Simon onto the Eagle’s rooftop July heat as visible as the smoke snarling from his cigarette wait no his cigarette is unlit Enter Simon with cigarette in hand like Janeane Garofalo in Romy & Michelle’s High School Reunion snarling his words later in the night like David Wojnarowicz in cutoff shirt and shorts Simon snarling at the NYC gay scene I hate it I hate it he says and whiteboyDawson who doesn’t know jackshit is getting yelled at Enter Simon entering me later in the night in the dark cool place of someone else’s home and my mind is my body and my body my mind exiting this dark cool place of winter today in February