Reece Rogers

Email to James

Tapping my thumbs against
lit glass. I need no dystopian
prophet to foresee what’s
in front of our eyes.

Fuck Orwell. Fuck Atwood. Fuck Idiocracy.

Read me James Baldwin shirtless
on the balcony. Teach me about
Compton’s Cafeteria rioting. Listen to
my shitty Ginsberg impersonation. Revel
together in the strength of Sylvia Rivera.

Reece Rogers is an undergraduate student at the University of Kansas. This summer they were a publishing fellow with the Los Angeles Review of Books.