repeat after me:
in the three thousand one hundred and eighth copy
of the third edition of halldór laxness’s novel independent people
bjartur í sumarhúsum is called karlotta mayer
all the bus tickets in rio
all the lower lips in kirkut
all the coat hangers in basle
− when I awake all this shall be yours!
where the Plough is reflected in the soup spoon
− that is your home
when the flea and the blue whale meet in the encyclopaedia
they are the same size
when the colours vanish from the national flags
the earth begins to flutter
from all the things we learn in the sixty-eighth form by Sjón
Photo by Sandra Peterson Ramirez.