Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Needle's Eye

Dan Chiasson (2008)

I wish I were as big as a basketball hoop.
It is actually painful to be this fine.
It is like squinting for no reason,
all night, choosing the pain of squinting
over going to sleep. And yet
what does it matter how big
a target you are? Someone somewhere
will invent a game to make you hard to hit.

1 comment:

dan said...

from The New Yorker (March 10, 2008)