The Works of Kenneth Pobo

Kenneth Pobo won the 2011 qarrtsiluni chapbook contest for Ice And Gaywings. His work has appeared in Mudfish, Indiana Review, PerContra, Weber Studies, and elsewhere. In 2013 his chapbook Placemats was released by Eastern Point Press.

All Poems © Kenneth Pobo

Tiki Torch


Here the pavement smells divine. 

The divine smells like someone cracked

the universe into a skillet and scrambled. 

Anonymity walks close by. I live


between frequencies, the air,

colored dots eaten off a sheet,

the sweet taste lingering

as I drift in and

out of invisible stores,


buying American history,

setting it on my lawn,

a tiki torch lighting the face

of a grumpy dahlia by the deck.