miscellaneous old poems

by Hakeem Muhammad

Lion of Judah

black and bearded
his mane of finest wool
regal and gray

his muscles of solid
and classic proportion
aged to perfection

his endowment was destiny
manifest with a roar

Hakeem Muhammad
May 22, 1995

 


 


rabble

nose upheld they
sniffed at us

on their way
to the guillotine

Hakeem Muhammad
February 16, 1996

 


 



operator

oh the expression
on her face
when i said youíll
die
if you donít
have this operation

of course
the gruesome thing is i
had to perform
the operation

or some
operation damned if i
remember what i said

Hakeem Muhammad
February 16, 1996

 


 

Charming couple

black leather
motorcycle jacket

black jackboots
studs
everywhere

next to her
he
is in wimp regular

she wants
to hold hands

Hakeem Muhammad
March 30, 1996

 


 

bang

he is the one
who said
bang

and it
banged

and it was
a big bang

and it was
goo-oo-ood

Hakeem Muhammad
April 28, 2002