finding the university of macau

12/03/2012
a woman's portrait©papa osmubal

a woman's portrait©papa osmubal

finding the university of macau
colleen yu

I stopped a local woman.
Mg goi, li dou dim hoi?
I showed her the map
and pointed at the place.
Av. Padre Tomás Pereira Taipa.

Shaking her head,
she told me
this address was as foreign to her
as it was to me.


after class

27/06/2011
write it no matter what, no matter where ©papa osmubal

write it no matter what, no matter where ©papa osmubal


after class

colleen yu

coming out
of the classroom
whispering
tiptoeing
so as not to scare away
the ideas that might be poems


monthly communication

27/06/2011
ready to zoom away ©papa osmubal

ready to zoom away ©papa osmubal


monthly communication

colleen yu

dad
I need money
for my text books

will have it sent
by tomorrow


connection

27/06/2011
red hole to the future, to the reality? ©papa osmubal

red hole to the future, to the reality? ©papa osmubal


connection

colleen yu

scratched
blood dripping
stings of pain
panic
rummaged
through
every corner
of the house

put on
the band aid
then later
took it off
saw
a circle of blood
the flag
of Japan
I waved it
on a toothpick


dear

26/06/2011
subliminal ©papa osmubal

subliminal ©papa osmubal


dear

colleen yu

a couple sitting
in the Georgian countryside
on a yellow bench
in an empty yard
they look content
a chicken in her arms
he holding
a portrait of
Stalin


funeral

26/06/2011
mourning ©papa osmubal

mourning ©papa osmubal


funeral

colleen yu

a picture frame set
in the middle of the table
incense keeps burning
people come and go

the master
holding a bamboo flagstand
chanting a bridge between the living and the dead

first son kneeling down
in front
followed by his younger brother
then his son

ashes of the paper money
scattered in the air
musicians blowing
as hard as they can

the coffin sits there
a chicken ready to be sacrificed
the coffin is lifted
sons, daughters
guard each side

firecrackers are set off
people in white walking
in a line
heads low, trudging mud

an old grey-haired woman
motionless in the corner
alone
tears streaming down
eyes fixed
on him


walk street– or how to explain hung gai in english

24/06/2011
at venetian resort and casino, macau ©papa osmubal

at venetian resort and casino, macau ©papa osmubal

walk street
or how to explain hung gai in english
colleen yu

go shopping?
no
window shopping?
not quite
street walker?
preposterous!
well hung guy?
not even close!
no equivalent
no
what is it?

go on the street
shopping or
without.

just taking an idea
for a walk.