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Hooting Mind

A final post to enrich your Friday with poetry. Be sure to check back next month for another series of poems from The Buffalo Poets.

by King Otho

The earth is spinning
the clouds they spin
the galaxies red
the speed of light in time fixed
and the falling
always the miserable falling
toward ground
toward mess
toward others
two hundred seventy five pounds of
cake battery
Bouncing bag of
flesh and bones
jiggling down the sidewalk
hop and bop.
feet catch my drift
to the mob and bob
of a million million souls
human fog
times square
looking looking
clicking pictures
of life in time
hooting mind to
one another
New york
does not exist
but in the mind of
the passerby.

Born out of the seedy underbelly of the poetry scene at the turn of the millennium – The Buffalo Poets, known for their unique energy and wit, began hosting open readings as a direct reaction to Slam Poetics and cookie cutter style poets found in New York City.Hailing originally from New York City, the Buffalo are composed of four core members: Roger Kenny aka King Otho, Aaron Arnout, Noah Levin and David Acevedo. The Buffalo have many artists throughout America including, James Honzik, Michael Franklin, Kevin Callahan and the infamous activist Rafael Bueno.

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