Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Sdepan Keshishian: Feast of Sweat

speak, now, on the fundamentals of civil policy
as the withered banzai gasps of plastic.

the retractable awning of reform,
as in a penal code abolishing the mouth with

which to read, worn, of wind and rain,
the sky-blue muslin crawling across

the shifting desert, retracing–as children
in aimless perpetuity. The beating sun,

bleaching, what remaining essence.

Boston, 2009.

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