Silas Gorin

Silas Gorin lives in Beijing where he works on behalf of the British Council. He has been published in various outlets since he started writing poetry some 10 years ago, in the lush wet hills of Herefordshire England

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Monkey Magic

Two poems of Beijing – by Silas Gorin


Monkey Magic 
This year I stand alone, 19 floors up.
I peek through edges
daring not to wipe the condensed
pane borne vapour.
My loin lost clothes droop long -
sadly hung clouds of grey damp -
into the box I stand in:
a stationary front
shrinking into whispering sheer.
When we were at our peak of future claim,
perhaps with rabbits in the year
twitching at the air, their brains
stone-still as a blunted axe