“Hands and Mirror” by Joshua S.

What are they good for these claws
Gathering daffodils in Macondo?

Has all this not happened before,
The rearing of cognizance to heights? 

Where is the fire of love
That lay beyond images,
Beyond words? 

Are hands real
If all they do is mirror me 
And I them? 


JOSHUA S. has been living and writing in Montreal for over ten years. He studied anthropology and history at McGill University. He is the first writer of his family.