beijing tourist snaps — 十一

how to worship
the lady

sacrifice a meek demeanour
burn a lack of balls
discard the usual presume

one has to grow one’s see
jump at the gunshot of chance
net the smoke
tow it to the temple

it’s a sod
the net
all those holes
the smoke likes to leak
but pay your attentive tax
choose the smoke you predicted

get the net
to the halls
deliver the smoke
to the maids of procreation
and you may become
a century firework

all this
of course
symbolic

would but
if ever
the literalists
suss