How It Happened – Jason Schwartzman

I am slicing off the skin

but the blade is dull

it takes focus, a particular angle

you keep asking questions and

I am so distracted I answer

I tell you how it happened

as I peel

slow, one at a time

the way they took crowbars to lamps

tore filaments from bulbs, like ripping out old hair.

I am so busy trying to cut, to remove

these little remnants

that I even tell you

how they bagged up the sun,

the buildings black-eyed,

they slung it over a shoulder.

 

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