Archive for April 28, 1992

Imitations of Sakanoe

Posted: April 28, 1992 in Poetry
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I
do not scowl to yourself
like a volcano
erupting orange saliva.
people will know you are angry.

II
do not smile to yourself
like a child who has
thought of something naughty.
people will catch you.

III
do not smile to yourself
because you are pleased
with all your talents.
it is not allowed.

IV
do not smile to yourself
like a white wall
splashed with dark paint.
people might notice you are in love