"Moe's Skin" by Khashayar Mohammadi
"Ticker taped by rain we strode,
counting down to the promised flood:
two boys dipped in the absurd;
two mystery men in blue."
Khashayar Mohammadi’s vivid and rhythmic poetry sequence paints a doomed affair between two young Iranian men through a haze of jazz, liquor, and an oncoming flood. Mohammadi weaves together images of self-discovery, immigration, and tradition to create an exploration of emotion which is cigarette scented and blue stained in its beauty. Teeming with life and motion, Mohammadi’s verse beats with the visceral pulse of having loved and the faith that you will love again.