You should be working, but you’re on the tide, skinned by a desire — or the particular landscape of a desire and its branding like a blow the imperative on and out through your front teeth a whistling, a holler, a cat-call from a jeep passing so fast you’d feel remiss mistaking the vernacular of the horn and the abuse;
and not still the accident of absences
You ask what disappearance is even possible in this world?
An electric bag held between two poles, zipping a flow here and a current there a dead crow eating one alive cut throat saturation They say you’re going to go places, but you’re not there yet zipping a flow here and a current there—the here, the there a placeholder pity You could name it all if you tried, promethean gift of man a place to belong between a rock and a hard place the adamantine but/for logos, a logo.
Shinjini Dey has been trying to not write so she could read everything. Now she works as a freelance editor for a living in Hyderabad, India.
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