Less Inclined by Jevin Lee Albuquerque

To slip into
The mainstream
Cigarette in mouth
Most hours
Minutes
Seconds
Wait a second
Another fix
Tweak
Of wardrobe
Blue shoes
Blue shirt
Black like me
Brothers
Getting
Out of car
Flossing
Into Salem Liquor
Two strong
One
To
Organ—ize
For you
A bag
Fix
What you need
To get through
The day
A cloudy
Summer day
Here in these
Streets of San Francisco
North Africa
Africa’s dream
Machine
To take care of
Your needs
Late night
Or day
This is the loin
Tender
Like steak
To entice
You to
Believe
You are O.K.

About the Author:
Jevin Lee Albuquerque lives in Bozeman, Montana. He recently completed his second full-length novel, American Mess. His work has appeared in Double Take, Points of Entry, Gravel, Meat for Tea, Outside In, Literary Juice, and Map Magazine in Madrid. In a former life he was a professional soccer player. He has a degree in Latin American Studies from UCLA. His artistic soul divides time between San Francisco and New Orleans.