How to Draw a Perfect Circle by Terrance Hayes : Poetry Magazine

A pink sunset over the river Rhine.

I can imitate the spheres of the model’s body, her head, / Her mouth, the chin she rests at the bend of her elbow / But nothing tells me how to make the pupils spiral /

Source: How to Draw a Perfect Circle by Terrance Hayes : Poetry Magazine

“An assailant is a man with history. His mother struggles

To cut an onion preparing a meal to be served after the funeral.”