A Gogyohka and the Forgotten Panopticon

by Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé

There, a quiet remembrance –

thin walls, colloquium

volte-face, inversions

the same mirrored shine and glass

so we sleep better

slipping naked under sheets


and altercations

and always inward-looking

the way your pulse races up

percussive, a paper plane

forgive our gentle lapses

both of us paper tigers

among the horses

the quadriga shifting shades

Ofi Press Literary Magazine

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Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé


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