Once overturned. the high desert light. thinking the things. again you have breathed. not
specifically. considered. peeling garlic at his table. myrtlewood board. which of you with
child. stalked amid snow covered. a wound ribbon. the realization that these things are done to
people. understanding that we are the last. tell them that we have brought compensation.
deliver. we give no thought to ours. he takes her hands in his hands. is it ours to connect this
violence to bring reasoning to it. when everyone knows. when it is said. seeing how a delicate
balance. distinctions. stuttered images. sound of breath. calm of held breath. question the
killing out to the mist of the edge. because this can not be what you wanted. five simmering.
smoke ribbon road through snow covered. slight course. slight disembarkations. what were you
told and how were you told. fixed gaze. our slight reluctance. walked in the streets. the city.
lights on. off. entwined heads reluctant. above. entwined bodies lithe on the hard shoulder.
held. the need to not be in this place. perhaps what is not understood. to leave the bridge that
carries. all of stories. stories. stories. dreams of stories.
Michael Ricketti was born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. He is the cofounder with Sevdiye Ricketti of Kuruçeşme Projekt a community based art and education initiative in Nicosia Cyprus. His work has been published in Welcomat and is forthcoming in Vallum.