[Let the bears devour our enemies]. We have no obligation
To open // ourselves // for those who do us harm.
last stanza of “[SOMEWHERE IN LOS ANGELES] THIS POEM IS NEEDED” by Christopher Soto
what power is ceded
by paying attention?
On distracted authority,
faith becomes the plan.
Feel your immediacy.
title borrowed from Funny Weather: Art in an Emergency by Olivia Laing