20171025-07277 (Vincent)


Vincent

the sun gone
for the great painter
darkness taps his shoulder

20171103-07389 (pagoda)


Pagoda

a prayer bottle
turned on the lathe of time
still smiles like the Buddha

20171103-07322 (Cohen)


The Weight

Dear Leonard
singing the weight
of the world

20171103-07350 (constellation)


Constellation

Like a football
helmet in space
writhing with perforation

20171025-07262 (ghost)


Slapstick

nothing shakes the spirit
anymore
rubber ghosts giggle in the dark

20171025-07253 (thought)


Horns

a thinking head
beaded with peregrination
cuckolded by light

20171025-07247 (nightscape)


Rough Night

night leaves
the sky in tatters
over a hoarse forest

20170928-06933 (hope)


Careful careful

hope is hoisted
into view
a monstrous invitation

20171007-07148 (ready)


A-Okay

the hollow okay
its see-through promise
who can believe it?

20171007-07128 (hand)


Hand

heavy as a footstep
a hand baking in time
like bread

20171014-07239 (radar)


Radar

the all-seeing weave
plaited by the fingers
of floodgate war

20171007-07142 (mountain)


Facets

shapeless mountains
tumbled and shaved
into gemstones

20171007-06982 (rising)


Rising

morning lifts
night escapes
with a hiss

20171007-07007 (song)


Song

acupuncture in the dark
hot needles
a song of pardon

20171007-07087 (splash)


Great Leap Forward

splash
springs like a tiger
quiet light rips

20171007-07043 (soul)


Sweet Home Sweet

the soul
a sugary bubble
in vulvic space

20170928-06917 (across)


Floaters

cities drown
in the watery eye
of earth

20170815-05959 (reflection)


Eyelashes

the night opens
on eyelashes
their insect antennae

20170920-06808 (crowd)


Flowerbelle

florid planet
of the little prince
a clamoring of blossom

20170227-05500 (you attempt)


Trepidation

crossing a line
of language
the shrieking moon

20170801-05629 (VR headset)


Virtual Bakery

a twist of privacy
a crumb cools
on your napkin

20170911-06642 (dream)


Equus

a capsule of nocturne
dissolves
the streaming horse

20170227-05456 (caterpillar)


Eye to the Ground

caterpillar
crawls on its knees
over graffiti-earth

20170731-05573 (shadow puppet)


Shadowlands

each single bead
of your dancing bliss
lodges in my shyness

20170811-05903 (scream)


Recharged

wait for
the rollercoaster scream
of your prompted heart

20170808-05797 (galaxy)


Space Dust

our prison of plenitude
we walk its sawdust
of winking light

20170829-06340 (a novel)


Novel

in my novel
are many mansions
still unfinished

20170812-05922 (desktop)


The Night Watch

a rubber porter
guards the dark
hotel

20170829-06214 (wood)


Fossil

the old crocus
turned finally
to wood

20170831-06368 (helmet)


Cuspidor

conspiring bucket
cradling the slops
of the soldier

20170827-06076 (myth)


Palimpsest

ancient stories
curl in the fire
where the caves are deep

20170810-05898 (banana)


Mellow

sugary flexing
dies in your
acid fingers

20170901-06402 (direction)


Futility Drive

a hopscotch walk
paves the way
to breakdown night

20170911-06625 (surprise)


The Little Bang

the mad light
goes everywhere
for a moment

20170731-05546 (skull)


Skull

a beef bone
fallen from a truck
lies grinning

20170905-06518 (judge)


The Stare

wisps of virtue
lost in the fire
leaving the lead-pipe stare

20170905-06529 (sunflower)


Flag

ah sunflower
weary of time!
big burning flag!

20170829-06249 (balloon)


Poison

fatal volumes
are this shape
each poisonous capsule

20170801-05605 (book)


Leviathan

the book a whale
carrying a text
to the deeps

20170901-06483 (small moon)


Pinprick

so small
the star-sized moon
burning like a pinprick

20170831-06366 (leaves)


Guardians

something I love
stays in the background
blocked by guardian leaves

20170829-06287 (spin)


Darkling

highways of light
get darker
the faster you go

20170812-05919 (glass)


Luminware

light anneals stemware
goblets tight as icebergs
in the air's sugar

20170829-06230 (still-life)


Nature Morte

dead leaves
sweetened by
a consoling grid

20170827-06103 (soundwork)


My Gun is Quick

clean sounds
shoot  fiery holes
through the heart

20170827-06070 (edge)


Long Division

Here's to our lust
for the divisible
fear endlessness

20170827-06049 (skin)


Eels

rosaries of difference
slip through our universe
like eels in buckets of space

20170829-06354 (worship)


Needles

angry acolytes
against a bubble moon
sharpening their needles

20170827-06098 (heaven)


The Bell Jar

unstable heaven
best in a gilded frame
better in a bottle

20170819-06037 (Sukimoto)


 Sweet Sukimoto

sweet Sukimoto
thinks things over
seeing around corners
All photographs by Lee Ka-sing
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