Poetry

Joe Dolce: Four Poems

Jolokia   The ghost India’s cruellest chili pepper four hundred times the punch of Tabasco Guinness Record’s hottest until superseded in 2012 by Trinidad Scorpion nicknamed Noga after ferocious Naga warriors Bih Jolokia the poison Jolokia the mighty chili the rough chili ripe peppers coloured red orange yellow chocolate a food a spice a relief from sunheat weaponized by the Indian Army a tear gas grenade for mob control rioters and terrorists imparting distinctive flavour to curries chutneys smeared on fences in Northern India will repel wild elephants.   Joe Dolce   Dry Whisky Tongue     Bring me scotch…

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