Friday, May 01, 2009


It was a two-dimensional gum bubble shivering outwards
in a viscosity of glass backlit by a sun so huge
everything was in X-ray. The infinitely larger world
of my nails and skin could never be fathomed by these beings.
This is what a global pandemic looks like at close range:
atomized feelings of fever and pain: an inward distance
beyond ourselves: the quiet colony of refugees in a corner of our anatomy.
The great internal cavity, our very own unknown territory.

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