"Wish You Were Here"
There is the ground between loving and being pleased. See, it is a city unto itself. Assess the points of entry, encampment, and escape. Level your eyes on the jagged horizon before your thoughts begin to scale. The mythological expressions that you feel coming on are merely exquisite irritations, curling routes that overrun the cityscape. The language never flies straight to the meaning, but in the meantime the sunsets here are quite resplendent.
Kore Press, 2006
Sandra Lim is the author of a book of poems, Loveliest Grotesque, published by Kore Press in 2006. Her second book, The Wilderness, received the 2013 Barnard Women Poets Prize and is forthcoming from W.W. Norton in 2014. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
In the UK, Loveliest Grotesque is available from Foyle's.