Tim Paggi


My love is dolphin slippery,
and my skin’s the algae
that allows the flutterings
of your school of minnows.
Your smile is killer whale
diving above the surface,
knowing no bigger sweetness
in the ever-present wavescape.
Be a swordfish in bed with me.
Let your heart speak lobster
when world wants crab or clam.
All time’s an ocean,
and we’re expert swimmers.
I love being a fish with you.


Tim Paggi was visited by his future self, who told him to embrace raprock and avoid “the tall man with the snakeskin boots.” His new chapbook Work Ethic is letterpressed, hand bound, and comes with an audiobook; get it at inkpressproductions.com

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