Ai Ogawa

(21 October 1947 - 20 March 2010 / Albany, Texas)

Ai Ogawa Poems

1. Cuba, 1962 3/28/2015
2. Disregard 3/28/2015
3. Nothing But Color 3/28/2015
4. Passing Through 3/28/2015
5. Salomé 3/28/2015
6. The Kid 3/28/2015
7. Passage For Allen Ginsberg 3/5/2012
8. Motherhood, 1951 3/5/2012
9. Grandfather Says 1/20/2003
10. Riot Act, April 29, 1992 1/20/2003
11. Conversation 1/13/2003
Best Poem of Ai Ogawa

Conversation

We smile at each other
and I lean back against the wicker couch.
How does it feel to be dead? I say.
You touch my knees with your blue fingers.
And when you open your mouth,
a ball of yellow light falls to the floor
and burns a hole through it.
Don't tell me, I say. I don't want to hear.
Did you ever, you start,
wear a certain kind of dress
and just by accident,
so inconsequential you barely notice it,
your fingers graze that dress
and you hear the sound of a knife cutting paper,
you see it too
and you realize how that image
is simply the ...

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