The assassin’s art

From the branches of a tree
At the edge of the table
Holding the wheel
With a cup if we’re able
On top of a street
At the head of the stairs
A foreign bomb lands
On whomever has hands.

Wei Santang is a scholar born and educated in the Far West in the second half of the 20th century. Faye Sarras teaches English and records the activities of plants from the mountains to the garden to the kitchen. Faye and Santang are the authors of In Solar Terms. Read other articles by Wei.