KENTARO KUMANOMIDO

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CONTENTS: THE STARSEED MATRIX; INTRODUCTION TO GAY ASIAN PRAYERS; QUANTUM TRIBUNAL; MOUTH OF MAN; AZT; ALMOST A BLOOD BOND; WHEN I HEARD MAUREEN CRIED AT SOCIALLY-DISTANCED BRUNCH; BUTTERFLY LIGHTS; PURE FANTASIES HAVING BEEN GATHERED; SPARKS IN PARKS

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WHEN I HEARD MAUREEN CRIED AT SOCIALLY-DISTANCED BRUNCH

I wrote that the weight of a child in this world
seems unbearable for several reasons,

the least being our current situation,
the greatest being climate change,

but in between there’s the next one hundred years
& I feel like planting flowers in a circle

& in the springtime this will be a poem
to all the mothers of the world and a home

where friends will bring me food
and things to build a shelter with

& I can’t promise that I’ll stay inside the circle
but the point is this: The Earth is living—

you are it & life is good
& keeps on going & finds a way no matter what

(until the world ends from an asteroid (
but that’s not even it, because in truth,

you’re not a body, you’re a crystal
made of stardust & the Sun’s a living creature

& she’ll take care of every crystal baby
even when the Earth is shot)).

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