​How the Cement Holds You

As you kneel,
you wonder who will walk here
who will notice the palms you have pressed
into their footprints
who will stop
to see if their hands
fit the impressions
who will forget the shapes you leave behind
who will remember you
exactly as you are
a scar on the cheek
of a concrete memory
that wishes
you were still here

Brennan ‘B Deep’ DeFrisco likes words and the way they move. He is an organizer and performer at the Berkeley Poetry Slam and will represent them for the second time in the upcoming 2015 National Poetry Slam. He is co-founder of Lucky Bastard Press and author of Highku: 4 & 20 Poems About Marijuana.

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