Monday, February 11, 2008

Addiction as Ecotone - Part 9 - Shin Yu Pai

hals und beinbruch - Shin Yu Pai

in the motherland not
just women and
dwarves who undergo the knife

an up and coming aspirant
in Beijing reports from
the operating table

I need to be at least five
foot nine to achieve what
I want in life

chisel and mallet
taken to the knee
clean snap of bone

heredity, bone stunt or
nanism, overturn a sentence
to new opportunities

in the government
a chance at law school or
to act in film

ugly duckling to
silly goose, the world
a stage break

a leg

Shin Yu Pai is the author of Works on Paper (Convivio Bookworks), Sightings: Selected Works [2000 - 2005] (1913 Press, 2007), The Love Hotel Poems (Press Lorentz, 2006), Unnecessary Roughness (xPress(ed), 2005), Equivalence (La Alameda, 2003), and Ten Thousand Miles of Mountains and Rivers (Third Ear Books, 1998).

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