124 S. Highland Ave. East Liberty, Pittsburgh
Or Promise a Poem by Midnight
By Yona Havey
Take care, battleborn barkeeps.
Handlebar mustaches anchor this
Evening. Atmosphere? Autumn in a short glass.
“Live long and prosper” or lay low & holler
If the spirits move you.
Very serious poets rarely write “very,” or
Err on the side of milk cartons, or
Readily praise Akron, Ohio, that city
More circle than square. Two blocks
Over, pork shoulder sold by the pound. Eh-hem,
Raise your hand for another. Eh-hem,
East Liberty, this round’s on me.
Pittsburgh has a cityscape.
Some hipsters from Brooklyn buy homes here.
Yona Harvey is a literary artist residing in Pittsburgh. She is the author of the poetry collection, Hemming the Water.