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 Mario Kersey drank a lot of Dr. Enuf soda in college while trying his hand at fiction. His 12,000 comic books prevent him from being bored as he works on new recipes like his pineapple shortcake. Writing keeps his mind engaged and helps him figure some things out.

Water flowing from a showerhead.

MARIO KERSEY

BLACK Q-TIP

Sunlight can touch the soil in the rainforest

So, I don’t have a problem with the light

Cutting through my canopy. But I

Keep hearing my dad say “look a little thin”

Like I’m vain about my hair since

I live bald by choice but sometimes

I want to grow it out while standing in the shower

Waiting for the conditioner to work its magic

Then be annoyed after I get dressed only

To have some drops of water drip onto my dress shirt

Knowing damn well I had wrapped my head and

Furiously dried minus the dragon breath of a blow dryer.

A mini fro, black crown, weighing my head down

With its softness, the spouse complains about my

Case of hirsutism which doesn’t suit him

But it’s okay I don’t comment on his locks

That keep him chained in someone’s chair

For hours while the three-year old asks “when’s daddy coming home?”

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