Of Nectar

by Amanda Turner

selected by A. Van Jordan

After Life

In Koreeda's film, after death
You make a film and slip through
The screen into your eternity.
This is how you leave the earth.

Blooming wisteria, a woman
Lifting her arm from the canyon
Of her lover's back. You do not
See the light go out.

In the Noh, a hand held
Before a face, palm open,
Means the actor is weeping: Destruction,
Love, is subtle.


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