Susan L. Yung
Originally published in The Evergreen Review Issue 114 in 2007.
The one who's leg is broken
by falling off some
She dresses her doll in gray
& ribbons bounded
into beau ties
And her English becomes more
hidden with meanings
So that her intelligience is judged by the man she sleeps with
A kind and gentle man with manly traits.
I suppose with a somewhat cute
So, she returns to her old habitual way
TV, radio, computer & keyboard.
It becomes her soul lover
Always interpreting the audience's
Being impartial of their
I do the best I can and the:
mis communications and
Has nothing to do with what I did
has long as the philosophy
has not caused any departures from death
My blue jeans are in tatters and
I want to get to the next foreign
stay there for a while
and just look over the
I just want to wander the world
like my Dad did
and be a merchant mariner.
All the daughters of family associations
are vying for power.
and all it is
turn on the computer
and indulge some free moments;
Before the house gets cleaned,