Thursday, March 12, 2009

Poem: I Am My Names (V.)

M.
S.

V.

I’m North or South or East or West,
the bending rivers, the relentless roads,
or the broken skylight of a roost.

Old Famine brought me everywhere,
taught me to hear a fire’s maw,
and answer with the tune of food.

My name is Variable. I am Chinese.

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