After Jeremy Lin
“That’s a lot of glorious idiosyncrasy in one camera-ready package, especially in a town teeming with copy-hungry journalists.”-The New York Times
Five seconds in debt, faces slurring to waste,
he hears movement like whistles of ships
given up, across the court
a million eyes wandering,
searching waters for anchorage. Alert,
he matters to us, we cast ownership
in whatever we can, generous
docks of another’s legacy. Now he knows.
Now he agrees, and shoots.
by Jerrold Yam, from Scattered Vertebrae, Math Paper Press
Reprinted with the author’s permission.
Born in 1991, Jerrold Yam is a law undergraduate at University College London and the author of poetry collections Scattered Vertebrae (Math Paper Press, 2013) and Chasing Curtained Suns (Math Paper Press, 2012). His third collection is forthcoming in early 2014.