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When mumblecore
makes it to television,
I will understand it better,
then I’ll write about it to
create an object that
belongs to no committee,
so it doesn’t exist, like
unicorns and democracy.
Then again it won’t be
in the art cycle, so you
should write about
my writing about it,
then we’ll be the infinity
symbol together projected
against the great littered sky.

Carmen Giménez Smith is a poetry editor at The Nation and publisher of Noemi Press. She is the author of six collections of poetry including Cruel Futures and Be Recorder (both forthcoming).

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