Four Poems

Pema Rinzin, Auspicious Dream 2 (left panel). 2013, Sumi ink, gold, stone pigment on wood, 36 × 48". Courtesy Joshua Liner Gallery.

i hate flowers

all i want is sinking ships
all i want is ships under water
trains under water

cars dropped from ships into water
trains carriage by carriage like links
of sausage dragging each other under

transport is so playful without weight
or purpose — metal bubbled laughter
a whole sea of metal and salt

i don’t want to be taken anywhere
i want the traffic to stay still
i want the future lost & rusted

all i want is everything
underwater forever rendered
in scum

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