Academic journal article Field

Fragment: Pollen

Academic journal article Field

Fragment: Pollen

Article excerpt

Relentless, the song that keeps me up

every night now for weeks.

The color of crimson, its feel

is rich on the skin, a food-/

like substance. But more precise and hopeful.

Secret, it sounds like a murmur,

unrecognizable, just like this:

I bought myself a cream-/

colored blouse, French, with tiny shell buttons

and a narrow, black, ribbon-like tie

for survival, a book of Unica Zürn's last letters,

sketches, and ephemera, and a pair of white stockings in dot-

like pattern, like snow in summer,

in Grünwald, or near my neighborhood,

the forest at the precipice near the water

at daybreak. The days here are not

like days at all. But, instead, like a film,

the top layer of dream. The city I am in

is completely different from Brooklyn.

And, also, it is exactly the same. …

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