There is only a curb between us and the street
where our minds traipse inside quotation marks. We
recognize our sources of information: fat,
architecture, seeming, church bells, and sweat.
The half-braided-head of woman hangs out of a curse,
a window and into a
We don't deal with language. Maybe the only thing left is attitude.
A flashing like a match stick in closed hands.
A bathtub chained to a street sign.
--from the Book of Risk
Mark Horosky is the author of Let It Be Nearby (Cue Editions, 2009), a collection of prose poems, and Fabulous Beasts (The Equalizer). Mark is a special education teacher in Brooklyn, New York.
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