Thursday, March 7, 2024

Taking Care of the Waste with Complete Sincerity

Ai Weiwei wrote poetry
Is against gravity. He
Then went further, suggesting

Poetry’s transportation
To another place, away
From the moment, away from

Our circumstances, soft praise
Common for storytelling,
Sometimes any kind of text.

Let’s get back to gravity.
Let’s pretend he hadn’t meant
Some escapist fantasy.

Let’s take him literally.
Poetry doesn’t escape
From gravity. Poetry

Remains against gravity
On principle, which would be
Brave and helpless. Poetry.

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