‘Of life I cannot speak, for I am chained to a happening.’
‘The cryptic reveals unsayable intimacy when used sparingly. If I talk in riddles, it is because the shadow I follow is only explained by a language tense with ghosts and closing doors.’
‘I am shivering with each moment of lost consequence.’
‘I hear stories told around me.
And as stories, they end.
I want to stay still
in this moment forever –
but I know even this feeling
is threaded with the beginnings of erosion.’
‘I felt like exhibiting my diary of ghosts
for the pageants of December
when something beautiful
‘A solemn bell.
The crooked lines of fate.
The bewildered eyes –
what of it?
I became weightless in a tempest
and burnt myself blind
– with laughter.’