I keep writing my name on the cocktail napkin
my real name that is
the one that's hard to pronounce
the one that's been mythologized
the one being whispered behind my back
I've lost myself Kes
please come identify me from the lineup
KHASHAYAR MOHAMMADI DEAR KESTREL
Design: Ralph Kolewe
KHASHAYAR MOHAMMADI is an Iranian-born writer/translator based in Toronto. He is the host of knife | fork | book’s Chapbook Club and the author of the chapbooks ‘Moe’s Skin’ with ZED PRESS (2018) and ‘Poetry as Omission” forthcoming with Anstruther Press. His poems have also appeared in Poetry is Dead, Bad Nudes, Half a Grapefruit Magazine, Bad Dog Review and elsewhere across Turtle Island. He is currently working on a translation anthology of contemporary female Iranian poets.
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