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I Swallowed an Iron Moon

I swallowed an iron moon

they called it a screw

 

I swallowed industrial wastewater and unemployment forms

bent over machines, our youth died young

 

I swallowed labor, I swallowed poverty

swallowed pedestrian bridges, swallowed this rusted-out life

 

I can’t swallow any more

everything I swallowed roils up in my throat

 

I spread across my country

a poem of shame

 

Xu Lizhi