Yellow Film

Originally published in Ozone Park Journal, Winter 2010.

i am a bit hungry-
yes, wasn’t it
hemingway who said art
always looks more sharp
in this state?

for you, the world, i starve

the black paced streets covered
in us, we peer
through yellow film
j’ai les lumières dans les yeux
we see, them
the people who do not know we watch
and we continue on, regrettably