Love Poem 


Alexander Joseph
︎ DEC 9, 2021


                 drool
                swung
                 down
              onto the
                blonde
             hair of my
                mother
               while lift-
              ing up her
              paralyzed
                husband
                from the
                  toilet—
                without
                   flinch
                ing, she
             turned her
               body for
               leverage.






















Alexander Joseph
is a poet, artist, and songwriter. In 2007, he won the Jack Kerouac Prize for Poetry from the University of Massachusetts. He was born and raised in Boston, but currently resides in Trinidad & Tobago, working as a web developer. Some of his artwork is featured here.