July/Aug 2017 • Vol. XXXIX No. 4 PoetryJuly 1, 2017 |

One Thousand and One Nights on White

From the Japanese.    At two a.m. two clouds on a bench, one larger, one smaller, embrace a lake witha tail, while waiting for day to break on a white table                       several thousand steps away from the lace headband around the suns pupil.                       A hello torn from the protesting fog that escapes into the dark is a procedure for injecting blood intoa crystal.     Folded and cut out like the light of a transparent leopard cub, in a pelican sky, like ghosts, like a bouquet,                  the gravestone whirligig beetles floated, nailing eternal kisses between flowers and clouds.                       Inside the inexpertly drawnoutline of a puppy, limitless night indicated the direction of the eyes with difficulty, nights tattered skylight was opened like a lon

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Yuki Tanaka
Yuki Tanaka is an MFA student at the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas-Austin. His poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Best New Poets, Poetry, and elsewhere. His forthcoming chapbook Séance in Daylight is the winner of the 2018 Frost Place Chapbook Competition and will be published by Bull City Press in October.

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