Winter 2010 • Vol. XXXII No. 1 PoetryJanuary 1, 2010 |

Electricity

The morning roundup's a current leaking to earth without interruption or fault. Above busted street lights the sun buzzes to a cuffed line of deportees; the sheriff's imbalanced authority. Any laborer gathered for a tear-out agrees the pleasure of opening walls is the view of what's no longer behind. The restrained motion of a body caught within a fence run between language is a union of shock and memory.

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Bojan Louis is a member of the Navajo Nation—Naakai Dine’é; Ashiihí; Ta’neezahnii; Bilgáana. He is a poet, essayist, and fiction writer and has been a resident at The MacDowell Colony. He is currently Poetry and Production Editor at RED INK: An International Journal of Indigenous Literature, Art, & Humanities. He is the author of the nonfiction chapbook Troubleshooting Silence in Arizona (Guillotine Series, 2012). His first poetry collection, Currents, will be published by BkMk Press in 2017.

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