Thursday, October 9, 2008

Girl With Curious Hair (for mister foster wallace) by Lisa Zaran


David Foster Wallace committed suicide.
I sit in my bedroom remarkably unsettled,
knowing how pale my talent is compared
to his wintry words some might remember
him as a figment of clarity, others by
his soft hair. One day the sunlight too
will be dead and the cracked city streets
will cry for a new resource of light.
David once wrote: there's something missing.
Like an angel of judgment, he was right.

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Lisa Zaran is an American poet, essayist and author of six collections including "The Blondes Lay Content" and "the sometimes girl", the latter of which was recently the focus of a year long translation course in Germany. Selections from her other books have been translated to Bangla, Hindi and Punjabi. She is the founding editor of Contemporary American Voices, a poetry journal & Little Lark Press, a poetry forum for teens. Many of her poems can be found in journals, ezines and anthologies worldwide. She is a Bob Dylan fan, a mother of two teens and a public speaker. She lives and writes in Arizona.

Photo by Adam Lawrence.
Street art by "mystery artist with pinking shears."

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