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I Try Out A Sentence To See Whether I Believe by alex cuff

Runner-up in the 2019 Ghost Proposal Chapbook Contest. Edition of 100. Printed + assembled by Cold Cube Press in Seattle, WA. Cover design by Sam Moss. $10. Add to cart.


It’s early in the year, early in the week, early in the day.

A man clips his fingernails on the L train.

I think about outrage at the public act of hygiene.

I think I've done worse.

Done more damage than that with my thoughts.

I begin at the graveyard where the sun is low in the sky.

I put my things into the flatness where I can see them.

About the Author

Alex Cuff is a writer and public school teacher living in Brooklyn, New York. Her chapbooks include FAMILY, A NATURAL WONDER (Reality Beach, 2018) and I TRY OUT A SENTENCE TO SEE WHETHER I BELIEVE (Ghost Proposal, 2020). She’s a graduate of the Milton Avery School of the Arts at Bard College, and co-founding editor of No, Dear. She lives in Flatbush with her partner and their three cats, Karl, Paolo and Kuma.