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POETRY READING: Leopard Club Love, by Franco D’Alessandro

Performed by Allison Kampf LEOPARD CUB LOVE by Franco D’Alessandro I’ve loved you like a leopard cub from the day You stalked into my classroom -flip-flopping Around the circle of desks- staring at me, Wondering aloud: “who the hell is … Continue reading

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ALL-STAR DESIRE, by Franco D’Alessandro

As a high school football player, I wanted to die Every day; Not kill myself… Just die A lot. End it all. Be a hero. Not a queer-o. As a high school football player, I was an All-Star; I wanted … Continue reading

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LEOPARD CUB LOVE, by Franco D’Alessandro

I’ve loved you like a leopard cub from the day You stalked into my classroom —flip-flopping Around the circle of desks— staring at me, Wondering aloud: “who the hell is this guy?” You —who crashed like a meteor, at 14, … Continue reading

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