Craquelure at the Interiors

by Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé

this common line, a hook and bowline
an underway angle : sounding the deep
figural, radian lip, tiptoes, light in far corners

and us isleted, norfolk jackets landlike :
an irish-amish overlay, chair covers
blanched and everyday folded :
yellow sakura like punk-rock beats
and sharon shannon after happy hours

why the silent moves post facto?
why the tough-texture damage that assuages?
why bolston’s quay in noon-day public?

they’re up : but still unopened
part of your old square-knot worlds
in a brown-bag lunch : prawn rolls
and sour cream, smiley sticker come off

why the song of songs about love songs?

sounds like post-octavo hope : opinions, scissors
each other lance breaths, teetering
en pointe, no loud bands to dull, senses :

bourbon hair, maple skin : body topography.

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Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé has edited more than ten books and co-produced three audio books. The titles span the genres of ethnography, journalism, creative nonfiction, and poetry, several edited pro bono for non-profit organizations including Sok Sabay Cambodia, Riding for the Disabled Association, and the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre. Previously an entertainment and lifestyle journalist, Desmond has traveled to Australia, France, Hong Kong and Spain for his stories, culminating in the authorship of the limited edition Top Ten TCS Stars for Caldecott Publishing. Trained in book publishing at Stanford University, with a theology masters (world religions) from Harvard University and fine arts masters (creative writing) from the University of Notre Dame, he is the recipient of the Hiew Siew Nam Academic Award, and Singapore Internationale Grant, with his poetry and fiction appearing in nine chapbooks, various anthologies, and over 140 literary journals. An interdisciplinary artist, Desmond also works in clay, his ceramic works housed in museums and private collections in India, the Netherlands, the UK and the US.

Last updated September 14, 2011