“For Your Next Tattoo, Allow Me to Suggest” by Amorak Huey


For Your Next Tattoo, Allow Me to Suggest

the outline of my heart
just under your collarbone;
my initials in script at your ankle.

(This is me warning you
before you fall in love.
This is a kind of celebration.
An unveiling, that’s one way to look at it.)

Amorak Huey

Amorak Huey, a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, is author of the poetry collections Ha Ha Ha Thump (Sundress, 2015) and Boom Box (Sundress, forthcoming 2019), as well as two chapbooks. He is co-author of the textbook, Poetry: A Writer’s Guide and Anthology (Bloomsbury, 2018) and teaches at Grand Valley State University.

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