Daeseong-dong, Part 1


             This starhollow night—


which needled cats make

             their home—finds self-portraits

puddled in Great Bulk and you


             on the porch sit & chaw

sit & chaw hick-stick

             muck-stuck tobacco


Your tongue    swiveled and thick

             only your tongue     Not

tobacco      You’d never chew


             tobacco     What a relief

you say     Whose porch is this?

             and the foxes whistle (


can foxes whistle?) And the foxes

             whistle louder still!

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