At a Health Complex

At a Health Complex*
by C. Charles Bley

a complex
up and front
"These are"

a young man
pointing "No no"
declined with thanks
slowly to a touch

you can
see the respect
concern and
glad anything

make bloom
people war it

*The full article "At a Health Complex" originally appeared 5.23.2013 on the website Rodong Sinmun. Title of article and name of publication are used here without permission. This project, 소거법 (Elimination), is defined by the application of poetic erasure to text from North Korean government "news sources" - with whose worldview the resulting poems are intended to clash, in their own small way.
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