Minerva System

12.05.10: Matt Hart City reading of “Minerva System” in The New York Times [Video]


The city setsand once again

Burning of a deafening leafening

Upon you I imagine the petroleum

Rushing up from the drain in your watchtower

The weight and waste of a gone family doghouse

A gone dialoguea going going goner

Or a black-yellow finch on a tree branch screaming

Of lately and lightly, of flight you are blacking

Or blanking or covered in shadows

What’s your name, you wonderWhat’s mine

You don’t rememberSo once againReach out 

The dust in your pajamasYou ask, O Marvel

Amend itCarry these failings of sand upon beaches

Stay within meWithin theeThe darkness protect us