Here’s our January installment of “Bushwick Bohemia Beat Poetry” curated by Bushwick-born poet, Emanuel Xavier. The series features poems by Bushwick residents. This month’s poems comes from Caro.

Caro is a musician, writer, and freelance audio technician, who moved to Bushwick in 2018 by way of a short stint in Upstate, NY and many years in New Jersey. Her poetry has appeared in Chronogram, right hand pointing, Red Eft Review, and Brokelyn. She can be found around the internet as @caroblahblah and


Lil’ jazz dude – hush!

Everyone knows you didn’t

write that tune.

Small wonder you only 

attract your own kind.


Dad said: there is no such thing as depression

only laziness,

so I was prescribed a busy life, 

which worked until the day 

I woke up

without a pulse.


Another limousine crash

in New York 

to justify Googling

‘symptoms of depression’

in bed on a Saturday. 

‘but where, exactly, did they go?’

Please God, 

maybe the Internet will know.

This monthly feature is curated exclusively for Bushwick Daily featuring poetry by a local Bushwick resident and/or native. To be considered, submit 2-3 poems (10 pages max) to [email protected] with the subject “Bushwick Bohemia Beat Poetry Submission.”

Poems should be attached as Word documents, 10 point, Times New Roman font, double spaced and set up as they should appear on the site if selected. Poems can be about anything, but contributors must currently live within the Bushwick area or have been born and/or raised in the neighborhood.

Please include a brief 3-5 sentence bio and your personal relation to Bushwick with your current mailing address for verification. If submitting previously published work, please include appropriate publication credits. 

Cover photo courtesy of Pixabay.

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