the only technology worth saving is language
i only want to talk about love
at a time like this. for example:
what a trick god played when she said
let there be light and there was light.
what a trick god plays when she breaks
open the firmament and sunlight topples
the earth. strikes its yellow hand upon the spotted
coat of a snow leopard. its claws pierced
through the furred body of a pika
as i sit safely within the last discerning moment
of the world, within the last discerning moment
of this poem about the sun calling forth the night
we were alone in a room with nobody else in it
and woke to the sun alone in a room
trying to save the only thing worth saving
Jason Harris is a poet, Watering Hole Fellow, and NEOMFA candidate. His pronouns are he/him/his. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Wildness Journal, Winter Tangerine, Cosmonauts Avenue, The Bind, and others. He is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of BARNHOUSE Journal. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio.
Xiaofu Wang, born in Wuhan, China, works and lives in Brooklyn, New York. She received her BFA from China Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing (2013) and earned her MFA at Maryland Institute College of Art in the LeRoy E Hoffberger School of Painting (2017). Xiaofu is currently a 2018-19 fellow for the fully-funded fellowship Shandaken Paint School in New York City. She has shown her work in New York, Baltimore, Colorado, and Beijing. In 2018, Xiaofu’s work was featured in ArtMaze Magazine and Magazine Parcours. She was awarded residencies at Elsewhere Studio Residency and Art Farm Nebraska.