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a Fable

There is an old fable about a bird and an ogre telling his daughter where his soul lived.

“Sixteen miles from here is a old gigantic tree. Around the tree are tigers, bears and scorpions. On top of the tree is a huge snake. On top of the snake’s head is a small cage and inside the cage is a bird. Inside the bird is my soul.”

hello big brother sings FaceLost in china

losing face in china is a state crime

punishable by death

Myths suggests that behind the explanation there is a reality that cannot be seen and examined.

Myth has been defined as truth trying to escape from reality.

A myth is a story of unknown origins, sacred stories of created religions based on belief, containing archetypical universal truths.

They are in every place and no particular place.




You find poetry while sweeping. Poetry finds you while weeping.



Only five million humans 

Horns for beggars, their arms
Broken and bleeding
Hands extending through cracked windows
Floods send them into traffic
Unable to cope with land loss
Daughter sells body, father sells wife,
Son sells self
We sell them malnutrition,
Handfuls of rice
As sanitation system collapses
Under strain of poverty
Misery is a child
Bloated stomach a hopeless
Jaundiced eye full of tear
Never going to fall
Into streets where holy bull wallows
Next to a one-legged man
His crutch a stench rising
In dust, sleeping in a broken down 

My fake pregnancy begs for charity in China. Save face.