I’ve been haunted all morning…

Stephen Kuusisto, Letters to Borges

I’ve been haunted all morning

As Miklos Radnoti stays, that dear man

Murdered by the SS, cut down

With poems in his pockets—

A mad world now

Hearts undefended.


If I knew birds, I mean

Really knew them,

I’d know the true ones

Tipping me the future

And I’d make

My cuneiform scrawl

To rival them

Hiding the marks.

Author: skuusisto

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

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