the originator

By LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs
here’s the remedy for your chronic whiplash —
           coming to you via triple ones on a mission —
                        pop a wheelie for originators of the flash.
                                        check ya dial, emboss the rock b4 a fella dip dash.                                                      grand to slam a party — peep two needles in collision:
                                         here’s the remedy for your chronic whiplash.
                         flare your dome w/ a pinch of cheeba succotash—
           got my avenue peaking rapid circumcision —
pop a wheelie for originators of the flash.
           ululate the call; gods never caught tongue-lash — 
                          tweak an EQ. my hash sparks double vision:
                                          here’s the remedy for your chronic whiplash.
                                                     got my tambourine for ya partner. pass the calabash.
                                           smile for the DJ when the cut spits — peep the precision.                            pop a wheelie for originators of the flash —
           never fret what the beat can establish in the trash.
master meter on Orion, starship blast w/ supervision:
           here’s the remedy for your chronic whiplash —                                
                      pop a wheelie for originators of the flash.

LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, “the originator” from TwERK. Copyright © 2013 by LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs. Reprinted by permission of Belladonna.

Source: TwERK (Belladonna, 2013)

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Poet LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs

POET’S REGION U.S., Mid-Atlantic

Subjects Arts & Sciences, Language & Linguistics, Music, Social Commentaries, Popular Culture

Poetic Terms Free Verse

 LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs

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Interdisciplinary poet and sound artist LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs was born and raised in Harlem. She studied at the Borough of Manhattan Community College and earned an MA at New York University and an MFA at California College of the Arts.
 
Diggs’s work is truly hybrid: languages and modes are grafted together and furl out insistently from each bound splice. In a review of TwERK for the online literary site Montevidayo, poet

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SUBJECT Arts & Sciences, Language & Linguistics, Music, Social Commentaries, Popular Culture

POET’S REGION U.S., Mid-Atlantic

Poetic Terms Free Verse

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