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From: Have You Been Feeling Blue These Days? Poems by Kim Eon Hee, translated by Eunsong Kim & Sung-Gi Kim

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Eunsong Kim & Elvia Wilk
Friday, April 26, 2019
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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?

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Eunsong Kim

Eunsong Kim is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Northeastern University. Her poetry has appeared in the Brooklyn Magazine, The Iowa Review, Minnesota Review, and West Branch amongst others. Her first book of poetry, gospel of regicide, was published by Noemi Press in 2017, and her co-translation, with Sung Gi Kim, of Kim Eon Hee’s poetic text Have You Been Feeling Blue These Days? will be published in April of 2019.

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