Nicholas Karavatos

In Issue 2 on November 1, 2008 at 11:38 am

Dear Kama

To like you to desire you to
act like an adult for
personal gain isn’t
our condition the highest form of love?

Touch me dearly, Kama
though I am not Hindu and have
made a whore of the law.

Be my hookah and I will be your hubblee-bubblee.

I want to touch your Christian love
the alms all humanity you affect
for I am poor in spirit and need
relief in body bared and held dear
dear Kama. Desire

laid down and done in
a state of
power outside judgment.

Nicholas Karavatos was a manual worker by day and a poet-musician by night before going into debt to complete his formal education. A graduate of Humboldt State University in Arcata and New College of California’s Poetics Program in San Francisco, he is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. His poems have appeared in After the Fallen, Blackbox, Certain Stones, Cherry Bleeds, Country Activist, debt, Earth First! Radical Environmental Journal, EcoNews, Edge City Magazine, Humboldt-Central American Solidarity Newsletter, Juke Jar, Log, Minotaur, mirage[periodical], Paisley Moon, PoetsWest Online, Prophetic Voices, Prosodia, Red Fez, San Fernando Poetry Journal, Smack, Steelhead Special, Surfing the Mosh, there., Thieves Jargon, Tight, Travelling Poet, Toyon, Unlikely Stories and What the Hell. He returned to the United States and read in a dozen cities during the summer of 2008 before returning to AUS in the United Arab Emirates.

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