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