Sara Lightning ,  Dislocations #4 , 2016 ( Artist Website ) Oil on paper 30 x 22″

Sara Lightning, Dislocations #4, 2016 (Artist Website)
Oil on paper
30 x 22″

Starts with salt
& a knife or just wanting
a knife


you think you are
sitting at a table maybe
your breath turns


into wet sand
inner gag & heave
with hand on your torso


for no clear reason—
Your breathing's fine
you're just being an ape


the way they move low
as though full
of condensed hazel light


somewhere in the no-speech
the no-tongue
the almost-us eyes


that is where we meet—
They've not heard
of the salt & knife


but they can sit
at the same table
& almost know


what they are
saying when they sign
Give those to me

Arto Vaun

 

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