Bodies of Evidence
Sopa de pez: peppery maximum, studying the light
Décor of Huatulco, sacked by Drake, 1578.
Across García Vigil, Trotsky’s brain, exposed artifact
Centro Fotográfico Alvarez Bravo.
To document violence against workers,
corpse of a female tourist,
transvestites pose in a courtroom, expressive hand gestures.
Young violinists in pinstripes
(Casasola Family Archive).
What if one of the attendants stepped forward
with questions for me that I wanted to answer?
Thrust a knife into the table
Wooden tooth in the vein at the neck
Two women against a wall, photographed as if posing to be photographed,
A call to revolt. Cadaver in the alley his hat in place.
Murder of Mella, Tina Modotti, herself as herself,
staged to prove
The figure who looks at the stars: a figure within a figure,
father and son. Ribs irradiated,
rib cage of the god of death.
The figural sky of Rufino Tamayo,
History’s component parts,
Skirt of astral transparency,
A Nyarit man scratches his head, quizzical
Flat speckled stone
The hive in his stubby right hand