Friday, March 03, 2006

Morning News, by Ana Bozicevic-Bowling

Just out: Ana Bozicevic-Bowling's Morning News. Copies will be available at AWP.

from Morning News

Thoughts on Things

In the hallway that precedes sleep
I’m visited
by the things of childhood:

the hallowed bread-box

a crisp white
edge of balcony

brown pears on white tiles.

Why does the mute
queue of things come?

No bread in the box, no view
from the ledge. But the roundness
of painted pears
says over and over
a round brown word,

the earnest key
in the eyes of dogs…

If I didn’t know about wind
trees would seem raging.
I don’t know what speaks
from things. Their sentences

come not as something
outside of me
but as one of me

only we speak
in opposite directions:
they speak from the end
into the beginning

from unbirth into life.

Copyright © by Ana Bozicevic-Bowling, 2006.


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