For Cassandra – Joe Weil

Not having been heard
as if a waterfall, invisible, yet ever roaring
had fallen between her and the world;
and having been seen only in her coat of motley,

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Dmitry Itskov: A Cento – Dana Levin

Dmitry Itskov, 32, has a colossal dream: an early start
for his own

mechanical face.

He’s one of the men with brains, wondering How—

To evade
the death of meat, he thinks—

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Talisman – Marianne Moore

Under a splintered mast,
torn from ship and cast
near her hull,

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