Construction Literary Magazine

Fall 2020

Two Poems

Two Poems

Photograph via Flickr by Eugene Zemlyanskiy

Natural Confrontations

1/ Seagull

With its sharp wings
Feathered with
The light of thunder
The seabird is cutting open
The curtain of a whole season
Along the borderline
Between the seas and the sky

2/ Swirl

A gossamer-like breeze
Left behind by
A running dog
Tries to strike
The stagnated twilight
All over the city
Before the storm sets in

3/ Sprout

From under
A bulky boulder
Sitting still, meditating
Like a Buddha
A tiny bamboo sprout
Has just broken the earth
Ready to shoot up
Against the entire sky



A fragile front page
Of last year’s newspaper
Falling down from nowhere
Begins to drift around
As if to cover the entire city
With its faded words
Some broken into small
Fragmented lights, some burning
With frantic ambitions, others glistening
Like stars beyond the horizon
Where the headlines run parallel
To midnight, leaving the content of
The same old story, partly saved
Partly crashed
Still expanding