Nina Lindsay ~ Poems

Imposter

mis­trans­la­tion after Chinese “duck” rid­dle

Just one among the many ground-scrap­ers–

all my struc­tures shak­en from the rat­tle of the trains.

Everyone here bal­ances their duties with such accom­mo­dat­ing pos­ture;

pos­es for their big dance num­ber (I put down my book to watch):

Shoulders Up! And Stumble Back!

But it’s hard, every­one drops their intan­gi­bles,

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