My friend Anis Mojgani is an amazing poet.
I've always known this. I'm just now trying to get used to him being famous. I went searching for the link to suggest at the end of this blog that you buy a book and realized his books are available at most major retailers. The last time I saw him in a show he was rushed on the way out by fans. It was both great and annoying as there was a meal to be had and I get a little hypoglycemic.
He is five stars on your homework amazing and after I described my top secret book to him he said via g-chat:
when you win the national book award will you still talk to me?
are you kidding me?
you already have a wikipedia page
everyone has a wikipedia page these days waid
Well I still don't.
My favorite poem is:
"It's too quiet in the south tonight
tonight the grass makes the rules"
there is a brown cricket on the bookshelf
he's not saying a word
the horses sleep
there's a barn that needs burning
the creek sleeps
the sky is still as bone in the black dust
the toads sleep
the crows are licking their wings
I have been moving through myself
like a body through a sleeve
a nightgown in a window
and I pray mouthless words of thread
but I swear my heart is fabric
and oh it shakes in its smoothness
the dog sleeps
while the world makes rules for the world to follow
like it was a frying pan under a hill
the sickle makes its own rules
how it glints in the moonlight
how it shines like a one worded whisper
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