Poetry

Florentino Ariza in the Age of Silicon

She said you’re silly she said you don’t make 

enough to be spending that much on novels.

But the titles I said. Wait till you hear the titles. 

Show me she said. I don’t see it she said. You 

and your titles she said. Yes, I said. But, I said. But

I have fallen in love for far less. She was checking 

her phone then and I did not want to say it again 

so I didn’t.

  Giorgio De Chirico, ‘The Enigma of the Oracle’ 

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