Shin Yu Pai

 

 

William Hung Forever!

 

Don't let people tell you

can't sing, look at Bob Dylan,

 

Lou Reed, Jim Morrison

none of them great musicians,

 

i’d love to sit down

and talk to you about

 

computers – it was

love at first site

 

i cried when you didn’t

make it to the finals

 

i was obsessed

i hope i am not scaring you!

 

hola amigo quiero ser

your only latin lover

 

i no the song by heart

 

when i saw you

on American Idle

 

i laughed until i cried

 

you will be a very good singer one day

dancing... i don't know about

 

an experience; a way of life bottled

into one small Asian male

 

They call him

 

HONG KONG RICKY MARTIN

THE HUNG

 

HUNG HIMSELF

 

 

 

hals und beinbruch

 

in the motherland not

just women and

dwarves who undergo the knife

 

an up and coming aspirant

in Beijing reports from

the operating table

 

I need to be at least five

foot nine to achieve what

I want in life

 

chisel and mallet

taken to the knee

clean snap of bone

 

heredity, bone stunt or

nanism, overturn a sentence

to new opportunities

 

in the government

a chance at law school or

to act in film

 

ugly duckling to

silly goose, the world

a stage break

 

a leg

 

 

 

Emergency Poem

 

public health-

care inspires

the greatest of

 

career aspirations

chokes and dry

heaves in

 

a fragrance free

environment

of needle sticks

 

hairnets, bladder

explosions, in war

time, Florence

 

nightingale she

was not in the

Keatsian sense

 

a lamp,

codeblue

page a surgeon

 

to remove

that growth,

stat!

 

signing off

with these

instructions:

 

please

do not

resuscitate

 

 

 

 

HOZHO*

 

no

words

but in

actions

 

reduce

compress

 

present

tense operations

  perform

bird’s eye

view

 

  of compost

  composition

 

    not figure

against ground

 

likeness & unlikeness

 

pigment ground

electrical currents

  a basis for

belief in

 

the collapse of

  meaning

 

into the intimate & the vast

 

(* the Navajo word for “beauty”, balance, harmony - & the effort towards)