Walking across 14th street, rumor
of August is a factory facing
Union Square station and
Broadway collapses before us
stripped of desire, immense in
its beat, like a giant’s eye.
The furious paragraphs of postpunk
the speed of summer in this
Friday that began in the inner part
of your thighs, your back lined up
with all the southern buildings.
To long suddenly for a family business;
everything we yet ignore is home.
Sara Martínez Navarro started publishing poetry at the age of 17, when she won the Creajoven Poetry Prize in Spain. Her poems have appeared in several Spanish poetry journals and this is her first piece in English. After the chapbook Berlinalgia (2009) and the book Eso es problema tuyo (2013), her next collection of poems, Be good, will be published in Spain in 2018. She teaches Latin & Ancient Greek and is currently writing her PhD on contemporary aesthetics.