20160406

Clara B. Jones


Tabulating The Results






In
one
sentence
or
a
few
tell
me
what
happened?


You
on
another
continent
drinking
coffee
from
her
blue
cup


reminding
you
of
our
discreet
collection
of
fragile
Chinese
whiteware


or
not
recalling
us
at
all
easily
forgotten
or
repressed


like
a
datum
preserved
in
a
table
with
other
points


filed
with
other
records
of
failed
experiments
cell
by
cell.


Are
clouds
hung
low
or
did
I
trek
to
Monteverde


where
quetzals
are
incarcerated
at
high
altitude
in
cold
mist


somber
silver
a
mother
would
choose
for
burying
a
child


an
unwanted
event
happening
nonetheless
as
a
cold
hard
fact?


I
have
reached
a
kensho
moment:
different
facts
different
truths.






Clara B. Jones is a retired scientist, currently practicing poetry in Asheville, NC, USA. As a woman of color, she writes about the “performance” of alterity and alienation and conducts research on experimental poetry. Clara is author of two chapbooks, and her poems, reviews, essays, and interviews have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous venues.
 
 
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