“leaves and bark framing both figures, /containing them in the comforting ruin /of assigned roles”
“Today he records himself /playing a game in which he is a Youtuber. /His game self records videos of gaming.”
A child experiences a sweetly poignant moment of confusion.
This is a time of introspection for many of us, when “thoughts paw and scratch” and “naming certain things is an infidelity.”
“Echolocation,” “radar,” and a “council on the ecstatic.”
Michael T. Young offers a meditation on beauty and value, past and present, via a thoughtful parallel.