Steven Schroeder

Steven Schroeder is a poet and painter who lives and works in Chicago. More at stevenschroeder.org.

A Suicide Flower

A cadre of hibiscus revolutionaries
gather in the hedges along this
busy street, lie low to creep
beneath the iron fence set up
to separate them from masses
moving at the speed of money.
Here and there a suicide flower
throws herself into the crowd,
detonates the red she has
strapped to her body,

sends a shock of useless beauty lying
exposed through a city of desire

自殺式花兒

大紅花革命部隊
沿著繁忙街道草籬
列隊擺陣,俯身
潛越鐵欄
一籬之隔
拜金眾生勞勞役役
到處自殺式花兒
一頭栽進人群
引爆自綑身上的


轟烈一時,艷影徒然
慾望都市,屍橫遍地

Translated by Sou Vai Keng 蘇惠琼

from a water planet, published by Flying Island Books in 2014.

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