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Vi Khi Nao

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Vi Khi Nao

Vi Khi Nao is the author of Sheep Machine (Black Sun Lit, 2018), Umbilical Hospital (1913 Press, 2017), A Brief Alphabet of Torture (FC2, 2017), Fish in Exile (Coffee House Press, 2016) and The Old Philosopher (Nightboat Books, 2016). She was born in Long Khánh, Vitenam, and lives in Iowa City, Iowa.

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Fog

the sun drops his knee on fog

a diurnal genuflection that

explains the lack of clarity in the prayer’s thought

when god prays to himself

using the fog’s opaque cushion

we know god is a child

who pretends to pray

because in the midst of his holy make-believe childhood

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