All eyes are on me
entering the deli
under my own power
Frenzied narratives
unravel ‘riddles’

And I wonder would
snapping my finger
in South Florida faces
awaken them from the

Former forklift driver/warehouse worker/janitor, Raymond Nat Turner is a NYC poet; BAR's Poet-in-Residence; and founder/co-leader of the jazz-poetry ensemble UpSurge!NYC. Read other articles by Raymond Nat, or visit Raymond Nat's website.