Anguishy Sun And Moon Cards Superimposed In The Gyp Tarrochi by Arturo Desimone

ANGUISHY SUN AND MOON CARDS SUPERIMPOSED IN THE GYP TARROCHI

I just saw sky gray ancient and young as mother of pearl
triumphant over gray of newspaper,
triumphant as a whore–

I cannot tell Sun from Moon
I cannot tell them apart–
Help me

I am full of spirits
moving up
and down

I am a Maccabee
Roman horses draw,
quarter me, shadow of Aryan sun-clock–

Arturo DesimoneArturo Desimone, Arubian-Argentinian writer and visual artist, was born in 1984 on the island Aruba which he inhabited until the age of 22, when he emigrated to the Netherlands. He is currently based in Argentina while working on a long fiction project about childhoods, diasporas, islands and religion. Desimone’s articles, poetry and short fiction pieces have previously appeared in CounterPunch, Círculo de Poesía(Spanish) Acentos Review, New Orleans Review, DemocraciaAbierta, The Missing Slate and BIM Magazine in the Caribbean.

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