‘A room at the top of the street / preserving his life in sunlight’
‘Damn, brother. You saw what they did to my face? / Poked out my eyes. Knocked teeth out of place’.
‘A cloudless sky and I’m back / an ice-cold sky-blue rag / for my eyes’
‘What am I doing here more than looking – / which I would stop / only to help things through their vanishing’
‘It’s a simple truth that one can occupy two / places at one time while sitting in a chair—the same way a / poseable doll can be divided from her dress.’
‘The hunter pushes a bullet beneath his tongue to fix his aim, / or is it to stave off his thirst?
‘I once had had a thought / About a thought I once had had’
‘Of the 36 views of Fuji, this one is the strangest: / the great wave off Kanagawa, frozen and tempestuous, / both sound and silence.’
‘Falaq in Corpus Christi / Whose name means Dawn’
‘He will not understand her fascination / for rain, these summer months of water / that somehow keep the money coming in’
‘an orange plastic basket of compost / down from the top of the garden – sweet dark, / fibrous rot, promising’
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