“black is everywhere but here it’s not a matter as much as it is a holy question”
“there’s a word for brown mothers and what they think is best: blanqueamiento”
“where the girls with dead horses meet / to carefully unfold each creased page”
By Joanne Oh
When books grow old / they turn to wood / and grow mushrooms / along the spines.
Fire’s flicker by ancient instinct has always seemed / a morsel of some good thing, some yellow promise / like a notebook patterned in sunflowers
“Taught us to levitate for a reasonable fee Fed us for a reasonable fee Gave us lung disease for a reasonable fee”