by Adam Martinez

The Legend of Frank Ocean

Sipping on this potion
Conversations channeled
through an orange glow

Mingling with misogynists
Conversing with the closeted

Perpetual prisoners
of a Symbolic Order

Your whole world will end
one day

No one gets out alive
We all taste the backwash
Riddled with contradictions,

We riddled about our sins
The Daisy age is dead

“So, what’s the new Black?”
“Gay is the new black,”

says a straight
Mexican-American

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adam martinezAdam Daniel Martinez is a musician, writer, and poet from the Inland Empire region of Southern California. He obtained his BA in English from the University of California, Riverside and his MA in English/MFA in Creative Writing from Chapman University. He is also the co-founder and co-editor of Pour Vida lit zine.

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