My second chapbook, a collaboration of poems by me and paintings by my dear friend and graduate school colleague Susan Solomon, has been made available here through Red Bird Press.
It is entitled Catalpa after the tree and the title poem. For the rest, you’ll just have to see for yourself!
It would mean a lot to us if you would support our project by buying our book and/or sharing this link.
Also, please let me and/or Susan know what you think!
Lots of love,
Try to praise the mutilated world. / Remember June’s long days, / and wild strawberries, drops of rosé wine. / The nettles that methodically overgrow
O my friend
you need it
because you worked hard
like an honourable man
Before you left
you left your office in order
You switched off the lights
and on stepping out
you looked at the sky
which was almost painfully blue
You gracefully smoothed your moustache
and said to yourself :
think that death is the end
Sleep well my friend
Sleep the sleep of the righteous
even from your dreams
Let us shoulder the burden a little
from THE EARTH OPENS AND WELCOMES YOU by Abdellatif Laâbi