Susanna Kittredge – The Sun Stakes Its ClaimsSusanna Kittredge
The Sun Stakes Its Claims
I. This is confidential information
I know of a man whose family
lives by television light.
They’re all mad.
It’s not the television.
but their indifference to the sun
that makes this obvious.
II. The mole is a solitary mammal
My friend David works the night shift
and when he emerges on weekends
into the sky shine of a New York morning,
you can see that his skin has become translucent.
The veins beneath his eyes
have forgotten how to hide themselves.
He exercises regularly,
and he keeps a little bit of sky in his irises.
This is all that saves him from perversity.
III. Seasonally affective
I get tired in the gray of winter.
I might die without the glare off this page.
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