Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé

: craquelure at the interiors :

this common line, a hook and bowline
an underway angle : sounding the deep
figural, radian lip, tiptoes, light in far corners

and us isleted, norfolk jackets landlike :
an irish-amish overlay, chair covers
blanched and everyday folded :
yellow sakura like punk-rock beats
and sharon shannon after happy hours

why the silent moves post facto?
why the tough-texture damage that assuages?
why bolston's quay in noon-day public?

they're up : but still unopened
part of your old square-knot worlds
in a brown-bag lunch : prawn rolls
and sour cream, smiley sticker come off

why the song of songs about love songs?

sounds like post-octavo hope : opinion, scissors
each other lance breaths, teetering
en pointe, no loud bands to dull, senses :

bourbon hair, maple skin : body topography.

Lantern Review: A Journal of Asian American Poetry
Issue 1 | June 2010 | p 57