Halfway/Stasis ||| from Boston Review

I have many ideas for you     it’s time to meet
in this room I have

its color is very odd
torn like animals, half-apart and reversed

grey/pink, grey to pink how I hate it all
a morphed coral gullied absence of talk

and I’m glad you turn up with your great confidence
as if you could predate the moon

or buy me a new head

but I don’t know where your “viscera of the moments”
came from, nor do I

know the limbic system, its belt between what and what

I want to say it is the simple standing
            in a kitchenette

            the water cold and totally silver.

                                                                        A fight. A noise

because you’d driven off, down a caving stem of road
      “caving stem”      being
                                                               the brain being
               what you think I think


Halfway/Stasis” by Jane Lewty first appeared in Boston Review on September 18, 2013.

Jane Lewty’s first collection of poetry, Bravura Cool (1913 Press: 2013) was selected by Fanny Howe as the winner of the 1913 First Book Prize in 2011. She is also the co-editor of two essay collections, Broadcasting Modernism (University of Florida Press: 2009) and Pornotopias: Image, Desire, Apocalypse (Litteraria Pragensia: 2010). Her poems have appeared in numerous journals such as The Volta, Bone Bouquet, jubilat and Eleven Eleven.