23. Cigarettes & Sashes

11 February 2019, 13:13

I’ve got nothing
To do
But explore
(Oh Lord)
And I don’t want
Nothing more.


Gonna see some green wetlands
Besides that
I’ve got no plan
Strolling through a Chinese city
Humming a little ditty
I think the wetlands are closed
Weren’t no open entrance
I could find
I pay three for Yuyuan
Another park full of elders
And gulls, girls, & boys.


They cast their lines
Into the bay Or turn their fingers
On instruments And cigarettes I watch & listen as they
March something like a melody Slow, desperate, & dysfunctional But artful & beautiful still.


Today is my last day
To enjoy the sun
In this Land of Eternal Spring
Now I perch
Taking in a 胡琴 (húqin)
All two strings of
Female vocality A stone table & four seats Nine ladies & two gentlemen Swing their red sashes Tied at the waist.


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