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declaration

i have found
the face
of story
lying again.

i’m tired.

i’m a moth
on sunday.

i’m rain
looking
for a cup’s
crippled rim.

this is my decision:
blindfolded
i will look for truth
in the rough skin
of wood
sticking up
at the sky
from the largest hill
at the dump,

in the sound
of a car
on its way
to church,

in the smell
of beans
boiling away
into the night.

Credit


From A Jury of Trees (Bilingual Press/Editorial Bilingüe and Letras Latinas, 2017). Copyright © 2017 by Andrés Montoya. Used with the permission of Bilingual Press/Editorial Bilingüe.

Author


Andrés Montoya

Andrés Montoya is the author of the iceworker sings and other poems (Bilingual Press/Editorial Bilingüe, 1999) and a jury of trees (Bilingual Press/Editorial Bilingüe and Letras Latinas, 2017).

Date Published: 2017-09-18

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