TO TRANSLATE BACKWARD A MIGRATION
after Rocío Carlos
The tape rolling backward / he drives north from Los Ángeles / wind farms blow electricity back into the sky / mistakes subtract themselves / & pink pills scatter from his mouth (one by one) / & grief unhooks its many velcro claws / & the ocean pours ashes neatly into a silk box / for years he walks in reverse across the cliffs / night returns to build a nest in his chest / birds fall inward & shrink to eggs / he is a very small egg / it is December
AFTER GOOGLE TRANSLATION INTO JAPANESE
The tape rolls back / he runs north from Los Angeles / wind farms blow electricity back into the sky / mistakes pull themselves / & pink pills splatter from mouth (one by one) / & sorrow removes that many velcro nails / & sea pouring clean ash into a silk box / for years he is walking up the cliff upside down / build a nest in the chest at night / birds fall inward & shrink into eggs / he is a very small egg / it's December
AFTER GOOGLE TRANSLATION INTO CHINESE (TRADITIONAL)
Tape rolls back / he runs north from Los Angeles / wind farm blows electricity into the sky / mistake yourself / & pink pills splattered from the mouth (one one) / & sadness removed many velcro nails / & pour clean ashes into silk box / he has been walking upside down on the cliff for years / nest on chest at night / the bird shrinks into an egg / he is a tiny egg / December
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I WAS A DIVINE BONE, THROWN
Consisting of etymological readings of 気掛かり / 気が重い / 元気
I [気] was an injury
suspended [掛]. A reproduction of flight [气]
dangling in a well [宀]. Uneasy of lungs,
trapped [重] in seamless meat [且].
Nothing could sew [手]
me back to market. I could not
be a fresh and buttoned citizen [宜].
I [気] could not read my
My femur [土] became
honeycombed [田] with spirits. An assemblage [圭]
of tiny emergency trumpets [五].
to translate [食] my chemicals [欠].
Each day I [気] said to myself, here [土]
is a small waiting orchid [卜], its lips resembling wilderness [元].
My spirit [気] came down to drink [飲まなければなりません].
We drank each [ㄦ] other.
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