TV lists the names of the dead, their slow
In the flickering, teeth break off
in my head and
rattle around like jellybeans in a
At the end of someone else’s pointed finger,
I’ve never made a decision
it would seem,
end over end in light.
Kyle Vaughn’s poems have recently appeared in Adbusters, The Boiler, and Vinyl; his prose in English Journal; and his photography in Annalemma and Holon. His book A New Light in Kalighat, featuring photos and stories about the children of sex workers and crematory workers in Kolkata, India, was published in 2013 and featured by Nicholas Kristof’s Half the Sky Movement. His book of poetry writing exercises, The Genesis Writing Project, is forthcoming from NCTE.