Q: is there something erotic about destroying the environment? A: yes we roll up our sleeves past the shoulder & impishly plunge arms into the cow our fingers meet by chance (in the reticulum) & we look up and I think that’s how you know you know? out of milk comes sturdiness & sturdiness begets the moan
James Garza is a writer and translator whose work has appeared in Modern Poetry in Translation, Black Bough and Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine. His translation of Itō Shizuo’s ‘Going Home’ won the 2019 Stephen Spender Prize for poetry in translation. Twitter: @GarzaWords.