𝓑𝓸𝓸𝓷𝓪 𝓓𝓪𝓻𝓸𝓸𝓶


heat rises
because corpse flower blooms are brief
because the pythons have no natural predators in Florida
because of nicotine withdrawal
because I was terrified
because most of the fish are already overfished
because alkalinity makes the dough even darker
because there was no money
because of its propensity to develop resistance
because it's not on paper
because Nancy Reagan said "Just Say No"
because of a mini greenhouse effect
because the water's just not there
because she's hopped up on speed
because he didn't have a father
because not everyone sees punctuation the same way
because for whatever reason
because I didn't know
because there's no more data
because there's no more.

       Boona Daroom's work has appeared in LIT, SOFTBLOW, apt, among other places. He lives in Brooklyn.