Type
Poetry
Category
Poetry

Conspiracy theory is contemporary genre literature

1. the task isn’t to tell the truth / but to induce
in the reader / the belief that they’ve discovered it

2. only the poet finds Abyssinia
inside the toe of their shoe

3. there are / worlds / where the sea / never / makes landfall

4. they dream of a sentence that can be pursued to the end with absolute certainty; of a word as definitive as a tombstone; of a book after which nothing more can be said

5. silence / finally / also unheard

 

 

 

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Louis Armand’s books include, most recently, The Garden (11:11 Press), Monument (with John Kinsella; Hesterglock Press) and Vampyr: A Chronicle of Revenge (Alienist). He lives in Prague.

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