Mark Young

But just who are the fig-eaters?

To have pronouns as person markers
& their manipulations, all not attested to,
or an innovative set of singular oblique forms
with their essentially minimalist subject matter
or a Gambian giant pouched rat
with its sparse acoustics

& to exhibit the same in order to
provide a few moments of human amusement
is the core of the tourism industry
whose product is a plethora of sound words
& whose mantra is
to mystify the mundane, to amplify the exotic.


I’m utterly in love with the title.
K. Jones