David Lau


Protest in Philippines

He is for a long time bleating the embassy collection:
(water-resistant cot,
a resurgent stretch of storefronts to dive into,
compadre, col legno, funding the new permits, pleasing
room, murderous rain.

Near-spring night, stars on flat blackboards, essay estate
questions passed person to person.
The lottery window
I turn red past,
hyacinth-lanced dawn.

In green tree talk
the transcriber dons a dark robe, a mirror.