Stresses of Light 2, Katherine Sanders

In Katherine Sanders, nonfiction, poetry on July 13, 2011 at 11:53 am

“Stresses of light—I don’t know how to change them, these amounts. This is absurd.” –Bhanu Kapil, Humanimal

Four men in spotless white lab coats standing in a row, waiting for a train.

“How do you deal with the fact that that exists in the universe ?” I overhear.

The rain had stopped, but the wind blew, and the tree started raining.

A hunched-over old woman asks the tall young man working at the electronics store endless questions.

And suddenly I felt cold.

A pigeon nearly flies into the face of a man riding his bicycle on the rue notre dame des champs.

A woman asks me what that building is. It is large, brick, and intricately  inlaid. I learn later is it the university’s anthropology building.

“I’m so fast that last night I turned off the light switch in my hotel room and was in bed before the room was dark.” –Muhammed Ali


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