Here is Part II of featuring the work of Jimmy Kunkel on the Jimmy Broccoli page.
His newest book, "3", was released earlier this month! I ordered it yesterday and look forward to reading it from cover to cover. I've read several selections from "3" and the poem below is from this collection of poetry.
It is with great celebration I present the second poem of the day by Jimmy Kunkel!...
Here I come
Tumbling down after my creation
Just wanting love and someone to play with
They want my skin to be the perfect color
To be smooth and perfect and unblemished
They need my body to be unscathed
To be in shape and without an ounce of imperfection
They want my teeth pearl white
They want me to be able to make everyone smile
My voice has to be friendly and clear
It has to be uplifting They do not think of my mind
How scared I am
How i feel like I can be bent and broken so easily
All it takes is careless hands
They do not think of my loneliness
When I sit on the shelf and miss company
And they never think of my heart
How i welcome everyone with open arms and a plastic smile
Just to comfort them
And then I get snatched up by the factory worker
Worker: This damn action figure has a chip out of it!
Boss: Throw it away!
They toss me with the others into a big blue container…
With a tag on the side saying "the flawed"
I may only be a toy…but since my creation I've felt so much like a human.
To purchase,"3" -