‘he cut out small talk / not hearing it, convincingly deaf to its nothing’
‘you can call my price by any name and she will come just the same’
‘One of the loveliest possibilities / is that the truth is made of glass’
‘I wore off my tongue / like candy’ Translated from the Catalan by Oscar Holloway.
‘In my crumbling country every day, / people spend their lives standing in lines / to buy designer sneakers.’
‘Imagine all the prodigal / People, hoping only to / Escape every human mistake.’
‘the earth will heal / eventually / magnificently / when our species / is gone’