Maybe it was an issue a lot longer ago, when paper was harder to come by and
the malachite hung feebly from the coins scattered around,
divining a better future. Better wasn't perhaps the best word for them to use,
but it fit. Something to grab ahold of. Something with heft,
not like simple words which once spoken
slimed around the cortices of those listening and escaped through an inbuilt exit hatch,
key in hand, access, succession.


Milo Christie is an artist, curator and poet based in Chicago, IL. He has exhibited work at Quarters Gallery (LA), Switch Hook Projects (Chicago) and Kiki and Bouba Projects (Chicago), and his poetry has been published in Warm Milk Journal.