Reading the Leaves

Stephen Kuusisto, Letters to Borges

Leaf to leaf first thing morning alive here in my strange human body

You can get away with anything if you’re happy

Then one remembers Palestine

Haven’t smoked for thirty years but a cigarette would be nice

Didn’t I tell off the state more than once?

So many oppressors it’s all like a cat’s cradle

In general the subject of the honorific

Is the animal…

Author: skuusisto

Poet, Essayist, Blogger, Journalist, Memoirist, Disability Rights Advocate, Public Speaker, Professor, Syracuse University

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