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  • New World Literature, or We'll be Together in the End
  • Minal Hajratwala (bio)

my friend paced lower brooklyn all night desperate for a gun.your lover hooked the gas mask to her chair, inhaled.hundreds leapt from the red bridge, 1 last swimbefore ∞. what pushes us

faster than the speed of lifeinto the icy breach? the poet told meeverything takes longer than you thinkbefore she slit her toddler's throat, her own.

every celebration: an elegy. every anonymous:someone's labor squall. machines get numbers,gods 1,008 epithets. but we, like ghosts or fungi,deflate, nameless at the end. [End Page 248]

Minal Hajratwala

Minal Hajratwala is the author of several award-winning books including a poetry collection, Bountiful Instructions for Enlightenment. The poem that appears here is part of their manuscript in progress, "Wound Theory." They can be reached at minal@minalhajratwala.com.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1934-1520
Print ISSN
0732-1562
Pages
p. 248
Launched on MUSE
2019-04-19
Open Access
No
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