Readings — From the August 2019 issue

Night

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From Travelers Leaving for the City, which will be published in March of next year by Copper Canyon Press.

He wants the lamp on.
Night is a kind of work.

He says leave it on
although he is still

in a great way asleep.
I who am still asleep

leave on the envoy
who is always trying

to be turned off.
These murmurs

am even I aware of them?
The distance is

uninteresting
and the commercials

get caught in the webbing
of my eyebrows. Bring me

the head of Ed Skoog
again.

I am at the whale competition.
See me in the highlight reel.

Here is how you draw a face:
draw anything.

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