shot glass
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Emily Strauss

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the interior of the word
like a Chinese symbol—
sound attached to its shape
as if listening inside a sea
shell to a distant roar living
within its opalescence,
hold your ear to the radical
and hear Du Fu writing
silently in his grass hut,
an exile from his hearth