A State of Fascination, by Jamie Uy
"What fascinates me? I like secrets told at midnight over cups of hot chocolate. I am drawn in by pictures of Afghan girls with pretty eyes, I have great sympathy for the lost and lonely. I see you hiding beneath your mirrors, above the judgmental clouds. What fascinates me? The human endurance; spelled so plainly in the names of unborn children in their graves. I see them laughing on jokes of Marxism and Legalism and the philosophy of dreamers. Talk to me and take my hand, we’ll play the saxophone and listen to the burly notes wrestle the air into our arms. We’ll be musical and lyrical and altogether magical and nobody’ll stop us."