SUN SCREEN
The size of what I know does not blow
Up enough to redeem the inadequacy of this
Moment where I can be seen
Seeming complete as a photograph is finished and hides
Everything, well not everything but so
Much of what I meant the moment it was taken
You have plenty of time is what everybody says, the stupidest
Thing I’ve ever heard
I don’t even fucking
Have time to write this right now
My scythe
Flashing in the dark
My love
Rotting on the vine
— Ariana Reines, Mercury

SUN SCREEN

The size of what I know does not blow

Up enough to redeem the inadequacy of this

Moment where I can be seen

Seeming complete as a photograph is finished and hides

Everything, well not everything but so

Much of what I meant the moment it was taken

You have plenty of time is what everybody says, the stupidest

Thing I’ve ever heard

I don’t even fucking

Have time to write this right now

My scythe

Flashing in the dark

My love

Rotting on the vine

— Ariana Reines, Mercury

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    Love this book! Bought it last week!
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    Ariana Reines is my favorite contemporary poet. And her readings are actually enjoyable and entertaining.
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    I want this book soon.
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