Joe Albanese

 

 

You Know Me Too Well

 

 

My emblem

is a jagged smiley face

transcribed at the bottom

of a suicide note.

There it sits and renders,

there it mocks with taunting

silver linings.

It’s a signature, a calling card.

It is Orion the hunter, it

is lies and truth. It is hope.

It is me.