Friday, July 10, 2009

"Life" in the museum


In the end, it was
as in the beginning: no one
learned anything. What was alive
was killed and posed,
stuffed, put on display. The remaining live
wandered around amongst the dead,
wondering what they looked like
when they were alive and in the positions
in which they were now posed, which the live
could have witnessed in life
had they not killed
the now

--Barbara Tran
(New Yorker, 8-21-06)

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