Hard to imagine getting anywhere near another semi- nude encounter down this concrete slab of interstate, the two of us all thumbs— white-throated swifts mating mid-flight instead of buckets of crispy wings thrown down hoi polloi— an army of mouths eager to feed left without any lasting sustenance. Best get down on all fours. Ease our noses past rear-end collisions wrapped around guardrails shaking loose their bolts while unseen choirs jacked on airwaves go on preaching loud and clear to every last pair of unrepentant ears—
Copyright © 2011 by Timothy Liu. Used with permission of the author.
Timothy Liu (Liu Ti Mo) is the author of Luminous Debris: New & Selected Legerdemain 1992-2017 (Barrow Street Books, 2018), among other books.
Date Published: 2011-02-18
Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/almost-there