The Theater of Night
From “The Chair She Sits In”:
I’ve heard this thing where, when someone dies,
People close up all the holes around the house-
The keyholes, the chimney, the windows,
Even the mouths of the animals, the dogs and the pigs.
It’s so the soul won’t be confused, or tempted . . .
Praise for this book
“Ríos writes in a serenely clear manner.”