three wheeler ©papa osmubal

three wheeler ©papa osmubal


adam aitken

How will the future announce itself
and will it speak English?

In a “ruin” of fairy lights,
aromatic and red lit
you hire a ten armed Apsara
to squeeze your tired feet

in a sushi barn
with touch-screen translation
and a drop-down menu
where the frog legs still quiver

as a daily sermon on a five year plan
after which

cash is king
no questions asked
no feedback required
as a seafood farm famous for giant catfish
or a Siberian tropical resort
in Sihanoukville

as a “high net worth weekend”
on CNN, interrupted by a

ending in a catastrophic
loss of reception
before China can invent
better pumps
for the bicycle wheels of fate


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