January 24, 2021-

I am not looking to seduce a wearer of Birkenstocks.
Is it possible, then, to break whole armies with one small grain of sugar?
Make a moving announcement every time you die.
So long as you long you idolize longing.
Pain always produces logic, which is very bad for you.
I pull threads from the crimson cloud and weave my undergarments and/twist my fat fattened body.
Raucous black sky, why did you swallow/ my proof?
Sometimes—there's God—so quickly!

 

Line Credits

Autoportrait, Edouard Leve

The Story of Layla and Majnun, Nizami Ganjavi

Grapefruit, Yoko Ono

Ghazal 395, Rumi

Personism, A Manifesto, Frank O'Hara

Sorrowtoothpaste Mirrorcream, Kim Hyesoon

the book for my brother, Tomaž Šalamun

A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams