‘And now that he is body-less, / he speaks through us. / You could say. Although / I myself have not caught / a Pope.’
‘This is my outfit. / Government spooks did the rest. Didn’t you know?’
‘Rain at three splits the bed in half, / cracks at windows like horsemen blistering / through a century of hibernation.’
‘was it wind or a creature / am I here or is it over’
‘motorcyclists like to howl / and dogs drop bulging bags of garbage / from their mouths when they see other dogs / they want to mount’
‘Shyama, Sister, why / the need for dazed allegiance / to men?’
‘Oh, nothing, nothing is mine. / I am like the reflections of a gloomy lake / or the echo of voices at the bottom of a blue / well when it has rained.’
‘It is difficult to imagine a history of trees / without man in it. Man as tree, Tree as tale.’
An exciton consists / of the escaped negative / (electron) / and the positive hole / it left behind.
A collection of responses to the Refugee Crisis from Granta contributors.
‘And the evening wind from over the sea makes that threadbare self billow like a tattered sail, all that resisted it now become the air on which it rises.’
‘the victim of a mythological punishment.’
‘The unicorns are a technology / we cannot yet approximate.’
‘We are nearing the conclusion of this anatomy. / We are strung between the point of ending, and / the point of having started.’
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