Off Topic: Today’s Verse 85

There’s a salve for that absurdity,
she sputters while sharpening Mongolian daggers,
Yes,
dense,
fragrant,
a time capsule of opium wars and triad dens.

There’s a hole for that irrationality,
she grunts while reshaping carpetbaggers,
Yes,
dense,
patient,
a potpourri of foolish consistencies.

There’s a pyre for that authority,
she pounds while punishing bootleggers,
Yes,
dense,
vacant,
a rotisserie of tendons baking under warranty.

— yiqi 27 april 2015 10:13 am

2 thoughts on “Off Topic: Today’s Verse 85

  1. illumeateight

    I really liked “a time capsule of opium wars and triad dens.” It reminded me of my research paper from days gone by and the book I am reading now – Sea of Poppies – by Amitav Ghosh, set during India and on a ship during the time of the Opium Wars.

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