I.e., through inability
to endure
(impatience exceeding pain)
his afflicted head
produced tail
as place of pain/anger
used before
with furious rigor
and in the one hand
left to him
raises violence
–its covering surpasses
at flashing beams
of that sunshiny field.

Andrew Wessels has lived in Houston, Cambridge, and Las Vegas. Currently, he splits his time between Istanbul and Los Angeles. He has held fellowships from Poets & Writers and the Black Mountain Institute. His poems, translations, and collaborations can recently be found in VOLT, Witness, Fence, Colorado Review, The Journal, Washington Square Review, Grist, Handsome, Fact-Simile, and 580 Split. He is the managing editor of Les Figues Press and edits the poetry and poetics journal The Offending Adam.