Joshua Marie Wilkinson :: 3 tanka

A brief history of Cinema



Slow movie of two
lovers talking, kissing when
one touches the floor
the other starts to sing
as the moon drops back through trees.


A brief History of animality



Now what gives you your
voice to trouble each return?
With whose methods would
you carry on without our
knowing, with what low creature?


a brief history of passage



Undone from the start
lost as if from birth now held
aloft to bad stars
I don’t see why not tonight
as I can be shown your paths.


These poems also appear in print.

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