In this highly individuated and dignified book, every kind of separation is spoken as synaesthesia. Verbal, sensual, spiritual “derangements” divide up the page between them and make mildly glorious a mourning.
why are you impossible now?
I overhear the words that killed you
nothing is as good as the sun, you said,
also slowly dying
the body enters the ruins of life
with one small candle
there is nothing but the secret
that nothing is complete
all of it
MTC Cronin has published over twenty books of poetry and essays.
Maria Zajkowski is a poet and librettist based in Melbourne, Australia.