Before Language by Benjamin Socolofsky

Before Language by Benjamin Socolofsky


childish mountain

mountain of children



a river

rich vein

suburb turning

the city inside out

light foreshadows


black fur,


from which children decipher

before language from

what won’t – 

even sound becomes


heavy as i learn

you    (repetitive 

motion)     as i know

us, coiled being

concentrically living


the spoiled small

petals uncolor

the valley in between

two mountains

bicycle in a tree

pasted two things that don’t belong


are you – 

Benjamin Socolofsky is a poet based in Las Vegas, where he is currently an MFA candidate at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His work has been published in Opt West, Biscuit Hill, and others.