Poetry

One Poem by Lynn Xu

Our poetry editor, Wendy Xu, has selected one poem by Lynn Xu for her monthly series that brings original poetry to the screens of Hyperallergic readers.

Lynn Xu and Issa Edwards, from “P R E L U D E S” (2016), ink on watercolor paper, 6×4 inches (photo by Lynn Xu)

 

N O C T U R N E

 

Rippling in the ceosops

Foreskin of wind

Still surrounded by blood

Poverty

And the uneven caresses

Lying at the bottom

Dreaming dreaming

Days of complete idleness

Urinating

Without rejection

Transparent

At **** in the afternoon

Now rising

Now setting

A windbreak of gum trees

Etcetera

The edge of time

Etcetera

 

 

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Lynn Xu was born in Shanghai and is the author of Debts & Lessons.

 

 

Readers are encouraged to submit 3–5 poems as a PDF to Wendy Xu for consideration at [email protected].

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