Two Poems

by Tao Lin


Unable to open or close
my eyes opening doors
off the corridor of time

Gecko on the printer
pinging off the ionosphere
light encircles Earth

7.5 times a second
complexes oscillate

Making my sense of smell
keener yet more tolerant
Convincing people

the invisible matters
Feeding parents fish oil
This and the third poem

reminded you of pictures
From far away
is anything a unity


Closed-eyed pinging
off the corridor of time.
Oscillating fish poems.
Invisible fish oil.
Pictures of far away.

Tao Lin's next book, Leave Society, is forthcoming from Vintage Books.

Photograph: Missing Albert Manners