Illustrator: Steve Dalachinsky
Poetry | $5
Saddle-stitched. 23 pp, 7 x 10.5 in.
Publication Date: January 1, 2005
From The Race Poems:
Life slides from a
sidelock. A bit falls
on the asphalt. He walked
like a blade
through crowdless streets.
Through your tassels.
He had a pinball machine
under his shirt.
When they ran out of stretchers, they took
the doors off their hinges. He scoops up
bodyparts from the street with a spatula.
He puts it in a plastic bag.
Is that my blood or yours?
Is this the whites of your eyes?
Steve Dalachinsky is the author of In Glorious Black & White (UDP 2005) and contributed collages to The Race Poems (UDP 2004). He lives in New York City.