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William Lessard

18 Dec William Lessard

KATNISS

 

shoutout to my home girl katniss
katniss keeps fire alive / storms fortress of lackluster post-holiday
effie called katniss and peeta her “pearls”
katniss was destined to be on top at the T-Day stretch
up 12% over 2014 / katniss has boy franchise licked
Official Katniss of Panem October:
I’m from District 12 / I do what I keep
katniss never runs out of arrows
katniss slings steel into “Creed” and “Victor Frankenstein”

katniss killing everything / shoots for $300M global
doesn’t it feel like ages ago peeta gave katniss the pearl?
katniss wanted that hollow / she got that hollow
I text her to say
the flame burning above the arena until dawn
I text her to say
you have sold every seat / every theatre in my heart

 


William Lessard has writing that has appeared or is forthcoming in McSweeney’s, NPR, Prelude, Wired, Thought Catalog, Drunk Monkeys, and Voicemail Poems. He won the first-annual ‘Bureaucratic Writing Contest’ hosted by tNY.Press (formerly theNewerYork). He was recently accepted into the Ashbery Home School.

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