The Modern Age begins with a sound: The sound of the woman’s body
falling on the concrete.
The crash of the body falling from a thirtieth floor window in an American metropolis, and when I say American, I mean the continent.
The crash of the woman’s tooth falling out in the fright of her gums,
the bouncing crash of the tooth falling in the middle of the American street corner, and then it is no longer possible to distinguish a molar from a peppermint candy.
From Isso só não existe, Acampamento Press, 2022, São Paulo, Brazil
Short list of things to do before November 25, 2023:
-Learn to drive a car
-Learn Jiu Jitsu
-Learn Kung Fu
-Purchase a pepper spray
-Buy a pocket knife
-Read everything I can, everything that doesn’t even exist yet,
so that through language
I can try
that wants to
to throw me
from the 37th floor.
Carolina Bianchi, November 2022