Wednesday, 3 June 2015

27 • metaphor - Chen Yuhong

you suspect love is
a voracious one-armed bandit

you keep on
feeding it a coin a coin a coin a coin a thousand times

love keeps up its response:
no response

a thousand times
love swallows all of you

that hoard of desire -
the rumoured whole moon

has never appeared
not even once

Chen Yuhong (20th century) Taiwan
Translated by Chenxin Jiang

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