Gray Road North to Shenzhen, and: On the Old Back Canal Road by the International Hotel, Guangzhou

Gray Road North to Shenzhen, and: On the Old Back Canal Road by the International Hotel, Guangzhou NAOMI SHIHAB NYE Two Poems gray road north to shenzhen Stretching, stretchin g. Sober pavement, factories, a fog of skyscra pers, looming gray clouds. Not one moving hum an visible outside. How loud the loneliness of w orkers abandoning villages for the long s hifts, brief breaks, stark apartm ents where their second pair of gray pants waits. on the old back canal road by the international hotel, guangzhou She is her e She is always her e Invisible makes her more h ere un Th derstruck Wondrous Inside her I was so delicately constr ucted Now she resides in m e Around me We live togeth er Where the old water weaves between brick ch annels Stacked liv es Laundry strung from balco nies Tiny geraniums popping red yes es Somewhere a radio playing a very old s ong Now sung by the air http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Manoa University of Hawai'I Press

Gray Road North to Shenzhen, and: On the Old Back Canal Road by the International Hotel, Guangzhou

Manoa, Volume 31 (1) – May 10, 2019

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NAOMI SHIHAB NYE Two Poems gray road north to shenzhen Stretching, stretchin g. Sober pavement, factories, a fog of skyscra pers, looming gray clouds. Not one moving hum an visible outside. How loud the loneliness of w orkers abandoning villages for the long s hifts, brief breaks, stark apartm ents where their second pair of gray pants waits. on the old back canal road by the international hotel, guangzhou She is her e She is always her e Invisible makes her more h ere un Th derstruck Wondrous Inside her I was so delicately constr ucted Now she resides in m e Around me We live togeth er Where the old water weaves between brick ch annels Stacked liv es Laundry strung from balco nies Tiny geraniums popping red yes es Somewhere a radio playing a very old s ong Now sung by the air

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