Mason Gates


my body is china not China

it is because of the life
span of the butterfly

it never used so many variegated pens
or responded this blackly
to gentle correction

it is some coast which is dead
hummed & foamed
mouthy with flare

in all its air
there is more

screams can be desperate
or not desperate or
in another way desperate

it is important to listen
to tell apart





Mason Gates is a poet living in Porto.