With No One to Say ‘Fill ‘Er Up’ To
By Jorge Guitart
Your self at the self station
alone with psyche, your soul
who goes on a nuptial flight
and marries the starry night
You prayed for a violation
of one or more laws of causation.
Your case is encased in the case
encased in your head, which hardens with pleasures
then softens after the many erasures
and then there is nothing to face.
JORGE GUITART will join poets Gail Fischer and John Marvin in this month’s Just Buffalo Literary Café at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Center for Inquiry, 1310 Sweet Home Road, Amherst. He is professor of Spanish Linguistics in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University at Buffalo. This poem is from his most recent collection, “The Empress of Frozen Custard and 99 Other Poems” (BlazeVOX Books, 2009).