Poem by Gayane Haroutyunyan

"Why is love so difficult?" © Alex Duensing

 

And no Truth

Give away
your mouth and body
lay your breath flat
and hand me no truth.
This is to explain
there is no world,
no woman,
no man,
no seal,
and no language
only the three last pages
in every book
that are always blank.

 

"Why is love so difficult?" © Alex Duensing
“Why is love so difficult?” © Alex Duensing

 

Gayane Haroutyunyan has recently graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in New York with an MFA in creative writing.

If existence is possible but not necessary, Alex Duensing exists–impossibly.