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I listen to your mind, the eschatology of its dance most quotable, remembered as the translation remembers the first questions, fires in the dark along a riverbluff, the comet’s taile, a weight of light scratching the black air. Untranslatable you! In what language could I do better? How call you forth from the stone you crave that none carved? Nothing of you can be said, much less written. Outside of you I sound the few strings my fingers can reach, as though I knew the song, silence on the point of you not in me.
Dave Brinks The Secret Brain all day you walk with a nap spine the world palm your forehead down and every ripple streets a metropolis like blood dark in its green bottle like earth giving birth to cauldron populations the way a giraffe leans into your dream & laughs like a gazelle flying wet headaches of fire out from the trees this is precision not process the moment when the stars themselves finally give out and all their angels & auras flicker like the end of your lost cigarette then there will be no real choice only a sudden loss of light and your secret brain You are reading copyrighted material published by the University of Alabama Press.