Monday, February 11, 2013

POEM: "Spleen III"

Spleen III

The faces of Chinese women in anguish
           forced detentions
                 the razing of homes
the vanity of old men with dyed hair

the tether of foolishness
           already in opposition
                 at times the only way out 
sits quietly upon the stair

shoo away the temple rats
          (maybe pray away the time)
                 Guanyin please help us
fold these dumplings with extra care

some faces from the years I've lived there:


© 2013 Rob Schackne

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