Soham Patel


For the record to be a hit:
it also has to be disposable.
I have no bibliography.
Ending on a weak beat
queers the feminine fleshed

revival so nicely, resonances
surprise some power holders holding
no standard—from the gutter
in my glitter girl excess and frame.
Still I hear the song and sing along!

I hold steady my performance
for the record—I am in-love
with the evening, not an evening.


Soham Patel’s recent work is up at They Will Sew The Blue SailCURA Magazine, and Twelfth House. Her chapbook and nevermind the storm is available from Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs. She lives in Milwaukee and is a poetry editor at cream city review.