From “An Injury to One”:
In some tales an injury
shows up on the body of a statue
in a temple, the serpentine
wake from a dagger shunted,
as if pain could be transported
to the body of another. Perhaps this is why
you avoid me in the middle of the night.
You are afraid pain itself
might develop a way to communicate.
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Later in this poem Hu asks, “Who wants to reach inside the marvelous?” We do, which is why we can’t wait to crack this book when it hits the shelves!