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Poem of the Week - 'New York City' by Yuko Otomo

Posted on December 08, 2015 by Yen-Yen Lu | 0 comments

New York City

A man is a woman
& a woman is a man.

Only when you hide your face, 
the world reveals itself
clearly to you.

Human hipbones,
harder than those iron fences,
wind swifter, wiser & faster
than fish bones do.

Troubles; pranks; tricks.

A woman is a man
& a man is a woman
& feet are minds
& eyes are feet.

"Where is today's catch?"

There is something about this poem that is quintessentially 'New York', and evokes a strong sense of the city. This poem was published by Ugly Duckling Presse in Yuko Otomo's collection Study. 

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