The Factory Worker's Son

Arts & Culture

24 mei 2021
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Auteur(s): Djamel White
Poetry from Irish writer Djamel White

by Djamel White
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(Inspired by Wang Xiaoshuai)


There is no exception to the rule 

Return to the steelworks now and 

billow smoke around the town 

The grind and the groan 

The colossal moan


the residual dust


I am the shadow of that thing you saw 

Rise from the reservoir with gills and claws 

Romantic China’s dead and gone 

Drowned in the glow and the neon hum


And dusk 

Your half-light shimmers 

A silhouette in the window

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