Selected Poetry from Someone Always in the Corner of My Eye
- onMarch 22, 2018
- Vol.39 Spring 2018
- byShim Bo-Seon
- Someone Always in the Corner of My Eye
Tr. YoungShil Ji & Daniel T. Parker 2016
questions that are heavy and subtle as coffee at a funeral home:
When I gently caress someone,
will I feel sad if I put myself in that person’s place?
If solitude is always ready to welcome you,
is it false solitude?
Although life is composed of volatile moments
why is it so boring as a whole?
Does the body’s existence mean the mind has been cleansed
and shrouded alive?
Is my body sick so often because my mind wills it?
If someone opens a drawer and takes something out,
does the drawer feel like it’s vomiting?
If I were an object, who would look inside me?
Whenever I go up stairs, why do I think I want to eat them?
Each time I gasp, why do I think I want to stop breathing?
Today has come.
wind, be outrageous!
If I say that, omitting wind, will anyone be outrageous?
Having said that, omitting revolutions
will anything revolutionary happen?
And what other questions remain?
What questions, like coffee at a funeral home,
could shape this world to be so heavy and subtle?
And what other questions still puzzle children
and cause their rosy lips to endlessly mumble?
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