See Through


Tantra Bensko

Originally published in The Evergreen Review Issue 116 in 2008.
Under the falling glances

Turning this way to be in one world,

That way to see another,

Each character getting on the train,

Chinese, or speaking loudly to Alone,

Those covered in the dream

Made of commercial

Sleight of hand,

Remain that which slides

Between the shifting levels,

Watery, transparent,

Icicles melting

Too fast to break.