Kenny Fame

That stunning body design. She
text him into every line of
her palm; exceed all available
space. He’s built stronger
than the stench of urine in
any New York City Housing
Project elevator. Much tougher
to get through than, Times Square.

She savors his kiss good bye; with
her neck hair’s raised. Goose bumps
instantly appear; like Braille on both
arms: vibrate one missed call displays
how (her) body is (his) touch screen.

Kenny Fame is a African-American poet who was born in Paterson, New Jersey; but he currently calls the village of Harlem in NYC his home. He was a recent graduate of Cave Canem’s 2011 & 2012 Poetry Conversations Workshop classes. He was the winner of “The Tenth National Black Writers Conference Award for Poetry.” He has been a featured “Poet of the Week” on the Poetry Super Highway during the week of January 2-8, 2012. His work has appeared in numerous journal both nationally & internationally: Steel Toe Review # 7& 10, River Lit #5, The Fine Line, Emerge Literary Journal # 1, Rufous Salon (Sweden), Milk Sugar, Prompt Literary Magazine, De La Mancha, Anastomoo, ken*again, Assisi Journal, African-American Review, Gloom Cupboard,Black Magnolias Literary Journal # 6.2 & The New Verse News on December 18th 2011