The Lydia Davis Project: The Letter
by Nathan J
(based on Lydia Davis’ short story ‘The Letter’)
Paper memories stream thoughts
So sweet, so tragic.
You cannot deny their power,
These utter works of magic.
A lack of taste for lips and
no chance of smell for nose.
It seems he sent a poem because
He couldn’t be fucked with prose.
This is excellent and pulls no punches. It has such sweetness at times that the bitter grip of the way it really is catches one off-gaurded, and we are left sucker punched yet enjoying it immensely.