The Numbers Are Strangers

1 1,386,734 1,800,000 We say these numbers, but we do not understand 2,500,000 5,000,000 They are numbers hidden in the broken trees, pressed into burnt bark They are the shattered face of numbers missing from our lives Unimportant 5,750,000 8,000,000 They are lost to us, without time, without name, buried in the desert, frozen in […]

The Face-Down Girl

one last look back at the war of her identity eyes blink a final kiss Sumpul and Nanking the wall turns a page heavy with metal a spine to flay Ochota and Nyarubuye she moves and sighs ugly in candle light abandoned braid of hair Adana and Ixil lips of flowers bird nest burns within cover […]