They Will Sew the Blue Sail

Hagiography (2) | Andrew Nance

How do I

Deserve? Liquid-crystal

Backlighting one hand,

And the other

Attending to a hardback. Do you

Remember the 16th century?

I mostly remember

Street lamps

Pouring themselves

Onto sidewalks. Mostly

I remember how I almost lived.

And how I never was

Cut-out to. Most of us

Are taking

Screen shots. Most

Are in the shower with a beer.

The pathos smeared

Across this paper

Is spoiling in the sun.

The way back

Is published after the fact

If ever. I feel lighter

Hauling my life

By its precision-cut