Rungna Dolphinarium

Rungna Dolphinarium*
by C. Charles Bley

last year
a sea animal
all spotted and old
swimming Life
beyond ordinary in fabulous

impossibility

wise warm seawater
was enough
his lifetime alone
arising in a sea Seeing
as if splendid

the world unthinkable apart from The center



*The full article "Rungna Dolphinarium" originally appeared 5.6.2013 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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