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SELF-PORTRAIT WITH METAPHORS
by Billy Roberson

My head is a wolf pack ready to attack.
My teeth are white clouds in the sky.
My ears are small shells on the Detroit beach.
My brain is a nightclub on party night.
My heart is a car on a racetrack in New York City.
My face is a city with no people.
My body is a large blue sea with no ships.

IMAGE: “Pacific 1” by Jim Darling, available at C.A.V.E. Gallery (Venice, CA).

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Billy Roberson is a student at Marcus Garvey Academy in Detroit, Michigan. His poem was written as part of the InsideOut Literary Arts Project of Detroit.