Torso of Air. Suppose you do change your life & the body is more than a portion of night sealedwith bruises. Suppose you woke & found your shadow replaced by a black wolf. The boy, beautiful & gone. So you take the knife to the wall instead. You carve & carve until a coin of light appears & you get to look in, at last, on happiness. The eye staring back from the other side--waiting.
By Ocean Vuong
Cooper Canyon Press
This volume of poetry centers on the emotions and emotional states that make us all human....love, family, loneliness, grief, sadness. This is a new author for me, but I really enjoyed the heart and soul of its poems.
I don't read much poetry to begin with, but I've been trying to get into it by sampling this and that. I started soft with Amanda Lovelace and Pillow Thought, and quickly found those obnoxious
If I ever manage to expland my understanding of poetry and how to interpret poems, I might want to get back to these. For now, I think I'll stick to Vuong's prose.