Thursday, July 28, 2022



from Thirteen Quintets for Lois

Death arrives as the body's memory,

becomes expression and promissory

note in a generative relation.

Leibniz might point to an aberration,

or scout an asymmetric assumption

for a flowing body, transitory,

an occasion for light's authority.

In Mali, the owner of water finds

a stolen seed and the logic that binds

the mask to its event, depth of matter,

true signature and motive, the flatter

change in direction, all set to shatter

the indivisible and instant lines.

Logic brings no temper to these designs.


Jay Wright

Thirteen Quintets for Lois

Flood Editions 2021