The most beautiful hearse I have ever seen
is parked in front of my stoop
Perched hands folded for six to eight weeks
twinkling like a siren a new idea of love
Trees are planted but don’t exist yet
They are leaning non existent
Morgan Parker is the author of There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé (Tin House Books, 2017) and Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up at Night (Switchback Books, 2015). Her third collection, Magical Negro, is forthcoming from Tin House Books in 2019. She is the recipient of a 2017 literature fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and a Cave Canem graduate fellow. She co-curates the Poets With Attitude reading series with Tommy Pico, and is one half of the duo, The Other Black Girl Collective, with Angel Nafis. She lives in Los Angeles.