Friday, April 21, 2006

Songtan Week One

Phil Levine had some of it right...This is what work is...The Ah-ji-mah always peeling and washing at the little take out around the corner
Does anyone ever eat there?
Always someone hauling, cutting, digging, washing, smoking.
There are no street names in Korea; just work.

I work.
I climb the stairs to my classroom.
I clean with one cloth until the Ah-ji-mah stops me because it is her work.

Woman equals work, and the Ah-jah-shees lie on couches by fans--soju stupor.
They urinate in the street: non-work

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