August 6, 2020
translated by Xi Nan
People who always break within a sentence
are usually. due to, exhaustion.
A grey bird accompanies her, flies here,
and flies away. More commas and periods
will provide more comfort. Comma is a
small tree stump, and a period is a
July 31, 2020
At The Fair, 1994
At the fair I’m a winner.
At home I’m nothing
like that. At home
I’d like a space empty
of momma’s loud screams
and momma’s mean fists
so I crawl into a closet
and close my eyes so tight
they might get stuck that way,
but they don’t.
July 30, 2020
We all live on the Hudson: America’s only true river. It’s
a driveway, a landing strip, and a dead end. It’s not the only
river to become a school; it’s the only one beheld by the likes
of George Washington, Melville, and Sir Winston Churchill.
The Hudson is a work of art first seen by Thomas Cole, Church,
and Cropsey. It is the river of Allen Ginsberg and Malcolm X.
July 24, 2020
The Shape of the Earth
for I did not know
the pain that comes
from accessing the unknown
or the pain
of my ability to access this realm
the modulation technique
when another piece
of the dark veil is revealed
when it all comes into focus
it will come into focus then
for it was Ptolemy with an armillary sphere