Thunderbird (Wave Books)
"In traces that job my memory of how William Carlos Williams insisted that basically the mind's eye provides us entry to fact, Lasky's poems evoke a convention of dwelling, as bloody and lousy and beautiful as residing can ever be."—Julia Bloch, Bitch
"The attractive factor approximately Lasky, in all her paintings, yet relatively the following, is her skill to create that very same feel of earnestness, the feel that she is telling you a secret."—InDigest journal, InDigest Picks
Go, courageous and delicate reader, with Dorothea Lasky to the "purple inn / the place the fowl lives." elect her, as you could have willingly long past down the darkish passages earlier than, together with her bare-faced poems for suggestions. Thunderbird's managed rage plunges into the black inside armed with not anything yet guts and Lasky's personal fiery middle to mild the way.
Baby of air
You rose into the mystical
Side of things
You may possibly now not stay with us
We positioned you in a bit home
Where they close and locked the door
And at night
You blew out
And went wandering . . .
Dorothea Lasky is additionally the writer of Black Life and AWE, either from Wave Books. She lives in New York.
phrases to you Out of affection, or hate, or either What grand a sense i think for you And but it's very small within the utter blackness Or blankness the place an all-emotional head ninety eight Lifts eco-friendly eyes with a dismal middle i'm really not certain whether it is this head, otherwise you, Who speaks to me i do know i'm misplaced without end, floating without end fragmented And that this both brings me convenience or melancholy, or either simply because i do know that you just and that i seriously is not jointly any such big and never-ending experience of nothingness For this by myself, I.
Face Eyes going each which approach He tells me a narrative It is senseless it's in a language that's like My language, yet isn't really mine I bear in mind i'm American I say, is that this the United States? And he tells me that it truly is In his hand looks a dish of ice cream And while I devour the chilly, pricey liquid i do know i'm already lifeless I ask if i will not less than visit heaven Or to hell, no matter what Do i must remain during this room with you ceaselessly, I ask him He tells me I don’t That i will cross at any place 26 But that he and that i are.
Thunderbird in its place; not less than whilst spring comes they roar again back. I close my eyes and all of the international drops useless. (I imagine I made you up within my head.) s y lv i a p lat h ba b y o f a i r / 1 i had a guy / four is it homicide / 6 w h y i t i s a b lac okay li f e / 14 the realm doesn’t care / sixteen d devour h a n d s y lv i a p lat h / 1 eight misunderstood / 20 why move in vehicles / 24 t h e ro o m / 25 ev e ryon e okay e e p s m e f ro m m y d e s t i n y / 30 t h i s i s a p o e m f o r yo u / three 1 i li okay e w e i.
R d as s h i p pi e s / three three yo u a r e b eau t i f u l / 35 u g ly f e e li n g s / three 7 zombies / forty five w h at p o e t s s h o u l d d o / four 7 dog / forty nine i'm the pony / 50 wild / fifty one p los angeles n e c r as h o f t h e t h u n d e r b i r d / five three t h e i n s u r r e c t i on o f sata n as t h u n d e r b i r d / five five w h at i f i lo s t a ll t h o s e t h i n g s / five 6 to be the item / fifty eight ta okay e c a r e o f yo u r s e lf a li c e / 6 1 i wa n t t o b e d ea d / 6 four gender / sixty six w h o t o t e ll / 6 7 t w o.
simply because i'm one i am going at nighttime residence With the ghosts And the ghosts take my coat oﬀ The junkies the opposite guy sits slumped within the chair Is he lifeless but? i don't understand i do know that nobody cares approximately whatever i know that the dressing room Is drab and gray And my red patterned gown appears ridiculous opposed to whatever so honest sixty seven Wildness isn't unhappiness The barren region isn't really unhappy it really is bare it's not that i am If merely simply because Decomposition isn't nudity Who to inform this? Who do I inform whilst not anyone.