an addict’s hands / tremble / like a cave of bats / every thought /
tastes like relapse / i pull my veins / out of my arm / tie them /
to a kite / pray they get lost / in the storm
J. David is a spoken word artist from Cleveland, Ohio, and the author of The Streetlight and The Supernova. Most days he spends driving, or dreaming of the way a slow train rolls through Georgia pines at midnight under a clear sky. His name feels heavy, so he sits under rain clouds trying to feel clean.