Academic journal article Transnational Literature

Buenos Aires Contemporary

Academic journal article Transnational Literature

Buenos Aires Contemporary

Article excerpt

The sturdy painter hikes through the swirl

of his grey, Scotland hawk

the stacks build and drill against purple

and pink, horses stop to think

who chopped off his ear? and

left it in the other room

with a small desk by a window

a blanket tucked tight, striped

like my umwelt, the lonely chair staring

it's all so woody, zero connectivity

my lonely breast, my long, white alien

behind my elbow I'm despair.

The brainy old coral of the landscape

the bubbling stone at dusk-

shrubs grow there, along the ridges

beside the dry riverbed

and the dead, grey woman, plastic doll

sucking her tit.

Eyes half-closed, she looks

below your waist

her ready hand-will she

take life back, take you

by the throat?

Tears of green glass bottles

strident candle maroon. …

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