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AT MALAYSIA’S KENTING CASINO – 如也

四月 12, 2016

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Ru Ye
AT MALAYSIA’S KENTING CASINO

Too many gamblers jump to their death
from above the clouds at 1800 meters.

The Kenting Casino has 6118 beds,
floating up there like in Taoist caves,
away from it all.

Now you can only just stretch out your hand,
every window’s restricted.
To fly like a fairy,
look for other options.

Every ceiling in every bedroom
has a black arrow
(first time I slept under a sword of Damocles) ,
to show the direction for prayer.

2016-02-12
Tr. MW, April 2016

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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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