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CALL OF THE WILD – 李东泽 Li Dongze

十月 22, 2020

Li Dongze
CALL OF THE WILD

Although it was very annoying
he still filled in the form
as they wanted it.
Half a year later
the member list of the Writers‘ Society
didn’t include him.
He felt insulted
and cursed himself,
served him right,
like a wild tiger
who applies to be kept in a pen.
A moment later
he comforted himself
it is exactly because
this way they let you
keep your last bit of pride,
why shouldn’t he be proud just a little?
Then suddenly he thought of
Ah Q.

August 2020
Translated by MW, Oct. 2020

 

YOU CAN’T GET AWAY FROM THE PAIN – 如也 Ru Ye

十二月 14, 2014

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Ru Ye
YOU CAN‘T GET AWAY FROM THE PAIN

the doctor at the physical said
your IUD
is an old model
not easy to get it out
you fill out an application form at your work unit
get a stamp from the family planning bureau where you live
then come again and we’ll extract it

in your mind’s eye
you see the old elm tree for hanging the laundry
iron wire grown into the tree
scar looks like cutting a body in half
now you want the wire pulled out from your flesh
your knees getting weak
People’s Hospital corridor
you sit thirty minutes
and still can’t get up

11/9/14
Tr. MW, Dec. 2014


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