THE SMALLEST THING ON EARTH
by Talin Tahajian
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the smallest thing on earth asks wild divine questions about the universe and our place in it, but from the grimy city beach, the bathroom floor, the club basement. By piecing together flashes of what people do in secret, we witness an intimate exploration of the confusing state of urbanity when there's so much humanity flowing through it. The city becomes its own sort of animal.
On This Planet
there are people. We make it rain in glass boxes, then step inside
all naked & covered in dirt. We're full of blood, which is really just another
kind of water. We burn things & inhale them. There are no foxes
except on Earth. Usually, it is bright here. When it's cold, pieces of ice
fall from the sky. These days are not bright at all. We drink the milk
of other wild animals. We kill things with skin. We feed our children.
Sometimes, we make mistakes & we are sorry. We crush things
with our teeth. We kiss each other & fall asleep. This is the warmest
space. We sleep together. We dream far from home. At night, we're harmless.
Talin Tahajian grew up near Boston. Her poetry has appeared in the Kenyon Review Online, Indiana Review, Best New Poets 2014 & 2016, Black Warrior Review, and Washington Square Review. She edits poetry for Big Lucks and the Adroit Journal, and is an MFA candidate at the University of Michigan.