• In this painting all bodies speak english

    Noel Yu-Jen

    Summer 2023

    which is a disgusting language
               I know.
    Here a forest
    translates to a clearing
    giving way to a lake.
    Here a naked girl
    pulls herself out of the water
    & I call her all sorts of sweet things
    I did not invent: incandescent
    oriental              fox / eyed
    goddess    other
    glutinous delicacies.

    Noel Yu-Jen earned her B.A. in Spanish & Portuguese from Princeton University. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in West Branch, ghost city review, and diode poetry. She lives & writes in Brooklyn.

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