Briefly

On Earth we’re briefly gorgeous.
A man in climax is the closest thing to surrender.
Someone named Ocean wrote that.
My name has nothing to do with the ocean,
therefore, I cannot possibly be gorgeous,
on this Earth,
not even briefly,
not even close to surrender,
not even if I were a man.
But I happen to be a savage, instead,
briefly helping shooting dawns climax.

(a reflection upon reading “On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous”, by Ocean Vuong)

©Kozi Nasi