TO TRANSLATE BACKWARD A MIGRATION 

after Rocío Carlos

The tape rolling backward / he drives north from Los Ángeles / wind farms blow electricity back into the sky / mistakes subtract themselves / & pink pills scatter from his mouth (one by one) / & grief unhooks its many velcro claws / & the ocean pours ashes neatly into a silk box / for years he walks in reverse across the cliffs / night returns to build a nest in his chest / birds fall inward & shrink to eggs / he is a very small egg / it is December

AFTER GOOGLE TRANSLATION INTO  JAPANESE

The tape rolls back / he runs north from Los Angeles / wind farms blow electricity back into the sky / mistakes pull themselves / & pink pills splatter from mouth (one by one) / & sorrow removes that many velcro nails / & sea pouring clean ash into a silk box / for years he is walking up the cliff upside down / build a nest in the chest at night / birds fall inward & shrink into eggs / he is a very small egg / it's December

AFTER GOOGLE TRANSLATION INTO CHINESE (TRADITIONAL)

Tape rolls back / he runs north from Los Angeles / wind farm blows electricity into the sky / mistake yourself / & pink pills splattered from the mouth (one one) / & sadness removed many velcro nails / & pour clean ashes into silk box / he has been walking upside down on the cliff for years / nest on chest at night / the bird shrinks into an egg / he is a tiny egg / December

live stream - Dara Cerv

live stream - Dara Cerv

I WAS A DIVINE BONE, THROWN

Consisting of etymological readings of 気掛かり / 気が重い / 元気

I [] was an injury

suspended []. A reproduction of flight []

         dangling in a well []. Uneasy of lungs,

trapped [] in seamless meat [].

Nothing could sew []

me back to market. I could not

         be a fresh and buttoned citizen [].

I [] could not read my

value [].

My femur [] became

         honeycombed [] with spirits. An assemblage []

         of tiny emergency trumpets [].

Chemicals arrived

to translate [] my chemicals [].

Each day I [] said to myself, here []

is a small waiting orchid [], its lips resembling wilderness [].

My spirit [] came down to drink [まなければなりません].

We drank each [] other.

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