Monday, January 20, 2014

Something That Is Real

In a house where three families live.
One, the vassal of another.
The other, sovereign,
and yet, belongs to the realms of the regent:
To be caught in the crossfire
between the colliding states
the disharmony the House
desperately avoids.

The first volleys are fired.
When things fall apart,
we will all be consumed by our fires.


Air pollution in the Chinese capital reached new, choking heights on Thursday. Those who still felt the urge to catch a glimpse of sunlight were able to gather around the city’s gigantic LED screens, where this glorious sunrise was broadcast as part of a patriotic video loop.