It is because numerous heads continually butt it from below
that the concrete floors crack
and the hard carapaces split loudly.
It is because there were natives who had been living there
before the concrete floor covered and pressed them down.
It is because new streams of water rush and butt again,
when the many streams that wer...
Kim Ki-taek serves as a professor of creative writing at Kyung Hee Cyber University. His poems have been translated into Japanese and Spanish. He has received the Kim Su-Young Literary Award, the Hyundae Literary Award, and the Midang Literary Award.