Isai Jaimes is an experimentalist poet, born in Trinidad and raised in Venezuela, England, and the USA. His passion for art comes from a hero complex that overwhelms his nature. He is currently working on an opera libretto based on the Echo and Narcissus myth as told by Ovid, and his first book of poetry, Apollo 21c, is in the waiting room for publishing.
In the room
He’s suspended flat against a top corner.
The walls line together in pyramid between his eyes.
Two inches below the nostrils:
His tongue sticks out
like a red balloon flapping for its life.
Above his head,
Ears pulled up most,
A big exclamation point
Stretches halfway across the ceiling
And seeing a flame let go off a candle:
‘How curious, does Living jump off its wick
And in smoke cheer pirouette so?’