BEIJING ZOO

MEG EDEN

 
 

rusted signs say: 
there are dangerous animals! please don’t near. 
what animals? 
a far off building, 
birds squawk for thawing. 
a panda pushes 
his head against a tree trunk. 
a village girl’s suicide, 
abandoned malls, 
the sky—grey like all 
the cement walls. 
the cages, empty. 
we take pictures.

 

 
 

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