Dico, King of Hat Tricks

Dico, King of Hat Tricks
by Linda D. Addison

(for Stephen)
Let us discuss allegro:
warp speed feet
relinquishing all
to frontal is goals,
devouring records. Pull on your cleats
my effortless ally,
I will be grass under your feet
air in your lungs
the ball launched into space
by your infinite passion,
for I love to live
in unrealized pleasure,
the focus of your prolific light.
Linda D. Addison is the first African-American to receive the HWA Bram Stoker Award and author of the award winning Being Full of Light, Insubstantial (Space & Time Books). She is Poetry Editor for Space & Time Magazine and has had fiction included in three landmark anthologies that celebrate African-American speculative writers: the award-winning anthology Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction (Warner Aspect), Dark Dreams (Kensington), and Dark Thirst (Pocket Book). Her poetry and stories has been listed on the Honorable Mention list for the annual Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror and Year’s Best Science-Fiction. More at: http://www.lindaaddisonpoet.com.
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