SEOUL (1000 EXTRATERRESTRIAL HEARTS AND A SUMMER OF ICE)

(korean version of this poem: coming soon)

THIS PAST WEEK WAS TRULY

A SUMMER OF ICE

A PERFECT CONDITION 4

THE EXQUISITE CORPSE 

WE FAKED IT TILL WE MADE IT

WE MADE IT, EVERYBODY, LETS TAKE 

SOME TIME AND

CONSIDER THAT FACT

LETS VIOLENTLY CONTEMPLATE THAT 4 A BRIEF MOMENT

HOW GREAT AREN’T WE?

I KNOW NOTHING

BUT I FEEL EVERYTHING 

A PRESIDENT SHOULD HAVE 2 PHONES

THIS CITY IS BURSTING WITH FLOWERS

THAT HAS BEEN SAID A THOUSAND TIMES 

BUT I HAVE TO STRESS IT

DEAD FLOWERS, LIVING FLOWERS

ARTIFICIAL MATRIX ZOMBIE ALIEN PLASTIC FANTASTIC FLOWERS

I WAS TOLD I LOOKED LIKE A SERIOUS GHOST

VALERIE MADE A BOOK THAT WAS A GRAVE

JOYELLE EXPLAINED THAT THE GAME WAS CALLED

EXQUISITE CORPSE, WHICH WAS NEWS FOR ME

GREAT NEWS, GREAT EXPECTATIONS

EVERY GAME HAS A NAME AND EVERY NAME IS A RITUAL AND RITUALS ARE REAL AND THEY CRY SO FALSE

MY NAME MEANS ELECTRICITY AND ICE

IF YOU BREAK IT APART

LIKE A HEART

WHEN I TOOK A PHOTO OF THE SCREEN

DURING THE DRAMATIZATION OF JIN RENSHUNS BITTERSWEET SHORT STORY

THE PHOTO ONLY CONTAINED BLOOD RED PIXEL FLOWERS AND 2 LINES

YOU MAY KISS YOUR WIFE

THE LIPS WERE ICE COLD

THE FLOWERS WERE BREATHING IN MY PHONE AND

JUST AS PARK JOON WILL CONTINUE TO BRAG ABOUT SADNESS 

JUST AS BAK SOLMAY WILL CONTINUE TO 

REFUSE ANSWERING QUESTIONS LIKE A

SUBLIME PROFESSIONAL 

JUST AS NIRWAN DEWANTO WILL CONTINUE TO KILL HIMSELF IN HIS POEMS

JUST AS SHIN HAE-UK WILL CONTINUE TO STUMBLE UPON BRAVE SICK NEW WORDS AND HEARTS OF ICE IN THE FRAGILE CHOREOGRAPHY OF PUBLIC SPACE

JUST AS KIM KEUN WILL CONTINUE TO THROW VOMITS OF ICE INTO THE MOUTH OF KINGS 

I WILL CONTINUE, INSISTING IN THE DEPTH OF SURFACE, IN THE BEAUTY OF THE SHIMMERING SPINELESS HOAX 

THAT SOMETIMES IS POETRY

LET’S KEEP ON FAKING

LET’S KEEP ON MAKING 

LETS DO IT

IN SEOUL, THIS EXTRATERRESTRIAL HEART

OF A CITY.

I’M FREEZING

AND THAT’S A LIE

I’VE SAID IT A THOUSAND TIMES

LETS MELT TOGETHER