May/June 2016 • Vol. XXXVIII No. 3 Nature's Nature |

III

Unlike male fireflies      who do not need to burn many extra calories      to make flashes because     only a tiny bit of energy is needed I do burn a lot of fuel in the service of being flashy! Think                   shimmying at Danceteria reading at the Nuyorican    leafletting at Kentile                      and now walking Trudy!

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Kimiko Hahn
Kimiko Hahn’s tenth collection of poetry Foreign Bodies will be out in 2020. She teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing and Literary Translation, Queens College, City University of New York.

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