My Gay Al Shirt by Mike Wilson

covers me in bright tropical colors
everblooming in soft cotton gardens 

uncovers my boundless blue sky
tempers the UV-riding sunlight to shore

comes with rum runners, salt breezes
and worshipful waves lapping my feet

wherever I wear this shirt, an ocean is
and ukuleles strum songs of hope

Mike Wilson is the author of Arranging Deck Chairs on the Titanic, (Rabbit House Press, 2020), political poetry for a post-truth world. His work has appeared in many magazines, including Amsterdam Quarterly, Mud Season Review, The London Reader and The Ocotillo Review. He lives in Lexington, Kentucky.

Image credit: Valentina Capetanopulos (find more from Valentina on Instagram at @vcapetanopulos)

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