Mirror Meteor

By Edwin Torres b. 1958 Edwin Torres
Pixie-dust infusion
shoots steady shock through incline—
is that crooked
or slyster meat tong, grabbing hold of night
so as not to pulse so bright past outcome

Pardon the excess—it’s a point to make
that out of all this dirt
comes glass or shiny sheen
meant to gloss
over rough spots—let’s moan and breathe

At one time, so that anything shattered
will sound pretty
I need to show how I love—sound and vision
if I sing and move to what I hear
and feel, just for you

Well, let’s see if we can match
our limbs to the credible—or maybe the possible
let’s play again, so that
you know what you’re in for,
when you save your last dance for glass

How clutterdust of me—
and here’s where I lose
my head over a star system,
a horny section
ten thousand years older than me

Edwin Torres, “Mirror Meteor” from The PoPedology of an Ambient Language, published by Atelos. Copyright © 2007 by Edwin Torres. Reprinted by permission of Edwin Torres.

Source: The PoPedology of an Ambient Language (Atelos, 2007)

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Poet Edwin Torres b. 1958

POET’S REGION U.S., Mid-Atlantic

Subjects Nature, Stars, Planets, Heavens

Poetic Terms Free Verse

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A self-proclaimed “lingualisualist” rooted in the languages of sight and sound, Edwin Torres was born in the Bronx and is a longtime resident of New York City. He is a poet whose highly acclaimed performances and live shows combine vocal and physical improvisation and theater. He is the author of the collections Ameriscopia (2014), One Night: Poems For The Sleepy (2012), Yes Thing No Thing (2011), In the Function of External . . .

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SUBJECT Nature, Stars, Planets, Heavens

POET’S REGION U.S., Mid-Atlantic

Poetic Terms Free Verse

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