Tracy Dimond


I spend my free time
being creepy to bike messengers.
I spend my free time
writing poems about
being creepy to bike messengers.

My bike was stolen last week
I need to date— maybe Frank—
to snag some wheels,
learn how to dreadlock my hair.

When I can’t find dreams
I climb onto my roof,
listen to someone else read poems
in a voice I want to speak.

If I could purchase second-hand skin
I would leave that Tracy to pay the rent,
float a boat to a Costa Rica
and survive on fruit and sunshine.

Tracy Dimond's work has appeared or is forthcoming in Everyday Genius, NAP, UP, and Illuminati Girl Gang. She is co-curator at Ink Press Productions and is the author of the handmade chapbook, Sorry I Wrote So Many Sad Poems Today.