Emily Brandt





Eric said, while stretching, pick up your hand and hold it up
to the sun. See how much light shines through.

The light that doesn't make it gets stuck
somewhere in the front back or middle of your hand.

In the middle of your hand are all the states that have not
yet been made United States of America which are

most of the states in the world. The Hawaiian language
only has thirteen letters in its alphabet.

I suspect that a similar progression is in store for you
in the coming year, Leo. I suspect that you'll drop your hand

in the grass infested with anthills and watch as they colonize it.