This piece—part of a longer poem—had its genesis when I found myself in downtown Manhattan during 9/11. I wanted to counterpoint the sonnet form with sonic and visual fragmentation, a whiplash of temporal disjunctions. Yet, I hope the poem is open to other interpretations, too, such as a reflection on climate change.
Will Cordeiro has work appearing or forthcoming in Agni, Best New Poets, Cimarron Review, The Cincinnati Review, Copper Nickel, DIAGRAM, Poetry Northwest, The Threepenny Review, and elsewhere. Will won the 2019 Able Muse Book Award for Trap Street. Will co-edits Eggtooth Editions and lives in Guadalajara, Mexico.