Matvei Yankelevich – 3 Poems

Matvei Yankelevich

3 Poems

The whole world is all there is all

all I remember is
a sign post and
an iron wall, a phone
booth without a phone
and a yellow school bus
going by between two other
yellow school buses

Head Aches              after Giacometti

to maintain a head
after it is severed in a frame head

the perfect living head
(bronze, plaster, paints)
heads pencilled and erased,
tense, effaced,
backward beginning
with the line, beginning with
the erased line.

just heads
the same just heads
maintained alive by hands
now dead

heads maintained alive by hands


In the snow,
the focal point is always
several pieces of dog shit.

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