Windows

This reading was recorded by Alessandro Mistrorigo at Opificio dei Sensi (www.opificiodeisensi.it), in Verona, Italy, on the 27th of September, 2013.

Read by Neeli Cherkovski on 27 September 2013

Windows

I will build
a forest in the grass
of Washington Square
where we wandered arm in arm
worrying about splendor
and what it means
to share a bed

forgive branches
growing from my dreams
as I curve my body
toward the confusion
of anguish
falling out of you

windows call to doors
in the hollow of a mother's anger
in the dreadnought of vision
and slam shut
when you turn from me
facing that which I fear

smooth slender hips
of woman I will never be

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