#134: Shadow

(Lee Ka-sing - Shadow)

A Criminal on the Street

you run
into a criminal
on the street

he’s counting
his days
on his gloved fingers

you ask him
for some outlaw

he smiles
like a wax pig
trips on the curb

you help him up
he is soft like
a breast of chicken
his grey hair
dead grass

a cat walks by
in its taffeta freedom
shoots him
through the heart
with a whisker