The Inaugural Issue

from Translations of an insignificant Japanese poet

Jee Leong Koh

 

 

The pale muscles

of young men

blameless in the sun

 

 

 

In the forsythia

green is overtaking yellow

false positive

 

 

 

With the sun

emerge the birdwatchers

I fluff

 

 

 

The estate cat

is stalking the ducklings—

a gymnast flexes his six pack

 

 

 

From a leafless tree

dangle five long seed pods

all uncircumcised

________

Reference:

Jee Leong Koh. ‘from Translations of an insignificant Japanese poet’. Queer Southeast Asia: a literary journal of transgressive art Vol. 1. no. 1, October 2016.

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