Tagged: Lee Soo-Myung

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“Dance of the Teeth” by Lee Soo-Myeong

When he got home he would take out his teeth. Smiling toothlessly into the mirror, he would lay them down in a cup in the bathroom. When morning came, he would put them back in...

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“Wave” by Lee Soo-Myeong

A body having thrown itself does not rise. What rises is an eagle, an eagle’s eye, and carried in that eye, a flame. A fire burning over water, only an endless wave.   몸을 던진...

Heavy Rain

“Rainy Day” by Lee Soo-Myeong

On a rainy day, I sheltered a drenched man under my umbrella. From beneath it, he spoke without pausing — all words I couldn’t understand. Each word piled slowly inside me, bringing my blood to...

minimalist chair

“Structure of Chairs” by Lee Soo-Myeong

On top of one chair, two. On top of two chairs, three. On top of three chairs, four. On top of four chairs, five. On top of five chairs, nine. On top of nine chairs,...

cats and trash

“Cat Burglar” by Lee Soo-Myeong

The cat has been rummaging through the trash again. The bag is torn, lying in shreds here and there. There’s no use in covering or closing the garbage can. Bread, snacks, and raw fish placed...

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“In That House” by Lee Soo-Myeong

In that house a staircase descends like eyes. A staircase like eyes shifting sideways. A staircase turned to grey hair like eyes. My feet fill the air like black sirens. In that house there is...