The Visitation of God; The Leaf Blower among the Swimming Pool Lights; Egg; & In Praise of Disquiet
In Praise of Disquiet
The years are fine with dust that settles in the eyes.
The stars are bound to gods from abandoned temples.
By night you fear the abdication of the sun.
By day you wear the light …
[the tree remembers]; [here the contours]; [don’t change your name]; [and so mother]; [the space of a length of time]; & [here’s where the source of origins], translated from the French by Nancy Naomi Carlson
Translated from the French by Nancy Naomi Carlson
[the tree remembers]
the tree remembers
and a cloud of silence
l’arbre se souvient
de cette légende
I have probably failed as a father, thinks Marshall, as he pumps gas and watches through the windshield as his daughter sucks on a cigarette while apparently thinking herself out of sight.
How did she get so good at …
The Night Market
A Dreamlike Song, translated from the Chinese by Michael Day
The Cities Dissolve, and the Earth Is a Cart
After God, Fear Women
While Mr. Osagie slept, his wife, Maria, lay in chains at the foot of the bed, where he’d kept her for three days now. She’d tried to wrest herself free on the first night, the chains grating and scarring her …