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The Loneliness of Animals

The Loneliness of Animals I don’t think I know what it feels like I know I don’t            to drag one’s self so   slowly “like a zombie” down a cracked hard, rock-cut creek bed     in Illinois   to be lifted    still churning one’s legs to

Chinese calligraphy carved into a painted wooden wall

Angel Island

at the Angel Island Immigration Station our bodies levitated in minutes, ticking, ticking, alive, alive; forgo mercy and forgo hunger; slurp the pig slop; our muscles in 1911, 1912, we turned ghost and ghost again