By D. Nurkse
the following Nurkse brings alive the actual info that form a existence, consequently precise to the realm of Brooklyn—a task on the Arnold Grill, “topping off drafts with a paddle” for the truckers who got here in; the deaf white alley cat that mysteriously survived the wintry weather on a hunch in Bensonhurst; the slender mattress the place younger love happened; the wild gardens in the back of the tenements. His exploration of this nearly mythic urban prior is mixed with a feeling of the longer term rushing towards us—the ongoing riddle of time and being in a bigger universe.
. . . and he or she who was once using said,
we all know the arrival catastrophe in detail however the current is unknowable.
Which catastrophe, I puzzled, sexual or geological? yet i used to be shy:
her attractiveness used to be like a language she didn’t communicate and had by no means heard.
From “The Present”
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