from Have You Been Feeling Blue These Days? Poems by Kim Eon Hee, translated by Eunsong Kim & Sung-Gi Kim
Have you been feeling blue these days?
Are you struggling because of money?
Did you watch the viral videos?
Is this your castle in the sky?
Do your enemies appear as your parents?
Are you afraid of becoming an arsonist?
Do you want to suffer more from your sense of guilt?
Are you anxious you might step on a dead person’s foot, somewhere?
Even though you’re alone are you really not alone?
Do even dogs or cows belittle you?
Is your eye twitching and pus pouring
Out of your gums?
Is smoke coming out from your asshole or ear hole?
Do your words come out like mushed rotten strawberries?
Are both your hands fool’s gold, one holding amnesia and the other delirium?
Are you boundless and trapped? Suffocating and
In pitch-black? You’ll likely go crazy soon
But like, only like
Are you like that?
Then please do click