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The City of Tacoma and Puget Sound Poetry Presents

The Distinguished Writer Series

May 12, 2017  7:00 p.m.

Kings Bookstore, 218 St. Helens, Tacoma WA

Tito Titus, Featured Reader

Tito Titus, author of I can still smile like Errol Flynn (Empty Bowl Press), appears in various journals and anthologies; most recently, [email protected]


Any day I look down at flowers

makes a better day than

looking up at them. Still,

I cut the little pink things,

brought them indoors, where

they hung over a fruit jar lip,

decomposing, promising nothing.

In a desperate time, I shouted,

God damn! Damn you God!

and I saw I had cursed myself,

apologized, begged forgiveness.

No one watched or listened when

I asked the flowers for the same.